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              TABLE OF CONTENTS

 


  1.LATEST SOLAR NEWS AND VIEWS IN ANDHRA PRADESH  


 2.CAPITAL COST OF SOLAR  PV  MW SCALE POWER PLANTS    CAPITAL COST AS PER CERC ,   CAPITAL COST OF TIER 1/ TIER 2 ,   BEST PRACTICES AND WORST PRACTICES    CAPITAL COST OF SOLAR THERMAL CPV/CSP /MICRO CSP


3.TWO ROUTES TO SOLAR POWER GENERATION :    PPA / REC    PPA AND 3RD PARTY PPA ,   APPC PLUS REC ,   AMENDMENTS TO REC,    THIRD PARTY PPA PLUS REC    CAPTIVE POWER PLANT PLUS REC 


 4.IDEAL LAND FOR SOLAR POWER PLANTS    SOIL TESTING ,   CAPITAL GAINS TAX ,   MODES OF ACQUIRING LAND FOR SOLAR POWER PLANTS ,   LAND ISSUES    LAND CONVERSION PROCEDURE  AND FORM  


 5.SOLAR POWER GENERATION PROJECT FINANCING    FUNDING FROM APSFC ,   LINKS TO BANKS THAT LEND LOAN FOR SOLAR ,   PRE FINANCING BY EPC COMPANIES,    SUPLIERS CREDIT ,   EXIM FINANCING-LOW COST INTERNATIONAL FUNDING -  PRACTICAL !? ,   LIBOR ,   NON-RECOURSE PROJECT FINANCING  ,   COMMISSION FOR GETTING BANK LOANS  ,   LINKS TO BANKS THAT LEND IN ANDHRA PRADESH


 6.REC    REC ACCREDITATION ,   REC REGISTERATION ,   REC TRADING,    APERC GUIDELINES ON REC,    REC - OBLIGATED ENTITIES    REC NEWS.


 7.APPC COST PER UNIT STATE WISE 


8.ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION    WHAT IS AD ? ,STIPULATION OF 31st March and 1st Sept ,SUDDEN CHANGE OF DEPRECIATION POLICY ! ? ,HOW TO BENEFIT FROM AD ?


 

9.SUBSTATION LOCATIONS AND POWER GENERATION POTENTIAL


 

11.GRID CONNECTIVITY AND  EVACUATION PROCEDURE


 

12.SOLAR PARK : AVAILABILITY IN AP      ADVANTAGES   ,      DISADVANTAGES 


 

13.STEPS FOR SOLAR CAPTIVE FOR FACTORY


 

14.SOLAR NEWS


 

15.AP SOLAR POLICY     ELIGIBLE DEVELOPERS ,     SOLAR POWER PROJECTS FOR CAPTIVE USE  ,   SOLAR POWER PROJECTS DIRECT SALE TO 3RD PARTY  ,    SOLAR POWER PROJECTS FOR SALE THROUGH  RE(SOLAR) CERTIFICATE  MECHANISM  ,  OPEN ACCESS FOR THIRD PARTY SALE ,MAIN ATTRACTIONS  


16.DESIGN OF ROOF TOP


 

17.OTHER SOLAR BUSINESS OPURTUNITIES


 

18.REGISTERED  SPV SUPPLIERS


 

19.DNI DETAILS SOLAR NEWS AND GENERATION POTENTIAL IN DISTRICTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH


 

20.GROUND ZERO AND ENTIRE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


 

21.FAQ'S   


 

22. ALL  RELATED  LINKS


 

 

 


 

SOLAR NEWS AND VIEWS

 

 

* Share of Power : Telengana  &  Residual Andhra

Statehood would have spelt a disaster for had it not been insulated from its low electricity generation capacity.

The existing power purchase agreements among 's four distribution companies with government-owned and private power projects were kept intact to keep power flowing to Telangana. The in Bangalore will monitor the supply. Andhra Pradesh's central and northern distribution companies will cater to the needs of the 10 districts of Telangana while the eastern and southern distribution companies will handle power distribution to the 13 districts of the residual Andhra Pradesh.

Separate transmission and generation companies incorporated for Telangana will also remain with residual Andhra. Though 61 per cent of the undivided state's 13,100 Mw capacity is located in the residual Andhra, Telangana was assured 51.18 per cent of the total availability in the , .

The undivided state's total availability of power is about 16,717 Mw, taking into account the 3,501 Mw produced by central generating stations, and the highest demand of 13,162 Mw was recorded on March 23, 2014. Another 3,000 Mw of thermal power capacity is being added to the grid feeding the two states and depending on the increase in production of natural gas in the Krishna Godavari basin, close to 2,000 Mw of idle capacity could be activated. Power will be one of the biggest strengths of the residual Andhra, which will run a surplus once private producers complete ambitious capacity addition. Telangana, on the other hand, will directly feel the loss of generation in residual Andhra.

The new state has to manage adequate supply to industry if it has to sustain growth because it now faces direct competition from residual Andhra. At the same time, it must ensure power supply to agriculture, given free. The new state has more farm electricity users than residual Andhra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 * AP Transco, AP Genco assets get allocated to two States

  

In pursuance of the AP Reorganisation Act 2014, a separate Transmission Corporation (Transco) and Generation Corporation (Genco) have been carved out of AP Transco and AP Genco which are part of the unified State of Andhra Pradesh.

With Andhra Pradesh set to be divided into two states of Telangana and residual State of Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) on the appointed date of June 2, the assets are being divided to facilitate smooth transfer. Separate Government orders have been issued by SKJoshi, Special Chief Secretary to Andhra Pradesh Government, which have come out with details about the division of assets under the Transco and Genco and its assets and even allocation of staff working in the corporation.

The transfer of assets would be made to TG Genco and TG Transco respectively from the effective date and all the functions presently being carried out by the corporations in the Telangana State shall stand transferred to them.

All power generation assets, thermal, hydel and solar located in Telangana region shall be transferred to Telangana Genco in ‘as is where is’ basis. The transfer of staff will be governed by the guidelines meant for the Government employees between two Gencos.

The division of assets also covers some inter-State projects such as Machkund Power House (with Orissa), AP Power House at Balimela (Orissa), Thungabhadra Dam (Karnataka) among others.

With regard to Nuagon Telishhi, which has mineral reserves of about 450 million tonnes, the end use projects have been identified as 3x800 MWunits at Srikakulam and 5x800 MW units at Vodarevu at the time of allocation. Since these projects have not yet been grounded, the mineable resources may be allocated to both the States as per the ratio of 58.32: 41.68 to AP Genco and TG Genco and to both the States. The Coal Ministry consent for change of end user would be taken.

The office space will also be shared in the same ratio.source

 

* Rs 7 cr Solar power plant to come on top of Secunderabad Cantonment Board

The Rs.7 crore plant will eventually enable the cantonment board to fulfil all its energy needs, shaving a considerable sum off its power bills

In what is a first-of-its-kind initiative by any cantonment body in the country, the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) is getting ready to switch from traditional electricity to power generated through solar energy. SCB authorities plan to begin construction of a Rs.7 crore solar power plant project on August 1 this year.

They said the energy would be used to power all street lights, bore wells and even submersible water pumps within the cantonment area.

Moreover, when the power plant is fully operational, all of SCB’s energy needs, including power supply to its own offices and official residences of its officers, would be realised only through solar energy.

Authorities said that of the 62 existing cantonments in the country, SCB would be the first to have a dedicated solar power plant to generate electricity for its own needs. It has also managed to get a no objection certificate for the project from the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB).

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Karnataka Power Supply Companies Sign PPA with APGenco

 

 

The Electricity Supply Companies (ESCOMs) of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for sharing 230 MW power generated from Priyadarshini Jurala Hydro Power Project.

 

The project was commissioned in April 2011 at a cost of INR 720 crores (INR 3 crores per MW). It has a built in tariff to be determined at identical rates for both the states by APERC. The project cost is low since the dam related expenditure is incurred by irrigation department of Andhra Pradesh.

 

According to the Managing Director of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL), the power cost of INR 140 crores is shared equally by ESCOMs of Karnataka and DISCOMs of Andhra Pradesh. The state has paid its share of power block cost or INR 70 crores to APGENCO recently. Karnataka is buying power at a provisional tariff of INR 3.23 per unit and the duration of PPA is for 35 years. By this, the State will get about 75 to 200 million units of power via Raichur annually depending on rainfall."

 

Jarula Hydro Multi Purpose Project

 

The Jurala project was conceived in 1978 by the then chief ministers of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to be constructed on Krishna basin.

 

The multipurpose project has been envisaged for both irrigation and power generation. The generation project is of 6 x 39.1 MW capacity constructed as run-of-the-river project across River Krishna near Revulapally village in Mehaboob Nagar district of Andhra Pradesh.

 

source 22/5/14

 

 

 

 

* Electricity tariff to go up in Seemandhra and Telengana ?!

 

Will the first chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana give power shock to the people of respective states? So it appears.

 

The Discoms had proposed a burden of around `5,500 crore on the power consumers in the combined state.

 

However, officials have decided not to take any decision on power tariff hike till new governments are in place in both AP and T.

 

It may be recalled that the Discoms sent the proposals to hike the tariff long ago and the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission conducted public hearings too.

 

But, when the APERC wanted to impose a fresh power tariff burden on the people, the State Election Commission directed the APERC not to increase the tariff as it would contain subsidy component for both domestic and agricultural consumers and influence the voters. The APERC deferred the tariff hike till the election code ceases to operate in the state.

 

At a review on Tuesday, the officials have decided not to hike the power tariff at this juncture as the appointed day is just 16 days away.

 

source http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Power-Shock-Awaits-People-of-AP-and-T/2014/05/15/article2225807.ece

 

 

* Naidu plans to make Seemandhra an energy hub, including for solar and gas-based projects.

elugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has arguably become more busy than a chief minister already. The lane leading to his house on the tony Jubilee Hills road of Hyderabad is full of visitors and party workers. There is no space to walk and the pathway leading to his house is a carpet made of paper remnants from crackers burst every minute.

Inside his house there is no standing space with people jostling, hands full with bouquets, sweets and prasad from the Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati. All to greet Naidu and for a photo opportunity with him. In the midst of all this, Naidu took a few minutes out and spoke exclusively to Business Today.

 

Naidu appeared very clear on the priorities before the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). "We want to make India a corruption-free country and therefore the first priority will be to eradicate corruption. Then, we also want efficient leadership. For both these, Modi is a capable leader and India will have a bright future." He also stressed on the need for inclusive growth in India. "We want good policies because we are in doldrums today we want to change that and we want to bring inclusive growth."

 

He plans to focus on the development of coastal Andhra, the region where he will form the government.

 

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"For me there is one more agenda. Seemandhra (coastal Andhra)  has many problems and we have to build this state from the foundation and here I need the cooperation of NDA.' Naidu plans to seek special category status for coastal Andhra. Currently, there is some talk that this status may be provided only to select locations in the state but not all across the coastal Andhra region. "I want this for the full state of Seemandhra for a period of 15 years."

 

Naidu believes that if coastal Andhra were to get excise duty exemption then the region could turn into an industrial hub like Silvassa and Himachal's Baddi. "That is what I am asking," he said. Naidu plans to make Seemandhra an energy hub, including for solar and gas-based projects.

 

Finally, Naidu turned to his favourite subject: technology. "If I am techno savvy, so is Modi. We want to get more investments into hardware in Seemandhra and have many hardware parks there and that is what Modi has also committed."

 

source http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/n-chandrababu-naidu-tdp-plans-for-andhra-pradesh-infra/1/206288.html

17/5/14

 

 

 

‘Bifurcation blues’ for power sector in A.P. What is the Solution??

 

 

Power sector in Andhra Pradesh will continue to face the problem of shortage after bifurcation in spite of having surplus energy as a sizable chunk of it has to be supplied to Telangana in compliance with the slew of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) entered by AP-GENCO with the distribution companies (DISCOMS).

 

The AP-GENCO may generate more power than what is required but it has to abide by the PPA even if the situation in Andhra Pradesh is grim. Most of the agreements are inked for more than 10 years and some for as long as 25 years and the problem is that they have to be honoured at any cost and consequences of deviation will be serious.

 

It was stipulated under Clause C (2) of 12th Schedule of A.P Reorganization Act that the ‘existing PPA with respective DISCOMS shall continue for both on-going projects and projects under construction’.

 

The Central and Northern Power Distribution Companies account for nearly 62 per cent of power requirement of the undivided State on any given day. Out of that, the share of CPDCL alone comprising the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medak districts is a whopping 47 per cent. SPDCL and EPDCL require nearly 23 and 15 per cent respectively.

 

Another issue is the condition that ‘power of the Central generating stations will be allotted in such ratio to the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh based on actual energy consumption of last five years’. If this has to be taken as benchmark, a major share of the power will go to Telangana. It is because Hyderabad, being the capital city, has very high consumption due to the lowest duration of power cuts. This and other anomalies have to be rectified as soon as possible after the successor States of Andhra and Telangana come into existence for ensuring smooth transition, the official observed. more...


 

 

AP tries to tackle power problems : amid  chaos

The bifurcation blues have now taken over the State Energy Regulatory Commission what with the APERC suggesting several measures to tackle the crisis in the offing related to power supply to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States.

The APERC has released a series of suggestions to overcome the impending crisis on account of the bifurcation of the State becoming effective from June 2. The Commission said, in its communique late on Tuesday night, that the electricity industry needed to be reorganised and restructured in line with the provisions of the AP State Reorganisation Act. Though the Act contained provisions relating to restructuring and reorganisation of the power utility, the approach had been inadequate, the APERC said. 

One of the contentious issues mentioned by the Commission was the power purchase agreements signed with private producers. The PPAs were not project specific or distribution company specific as they had been signed between the APGenco and the private producers collectively. There as an amendment needed for transfer of Anantapur and Kurnool circles, presently in the purview of the Central; Power Distribution Company Limited to Southern Discom.

Though a provision has been incorporated in the Act for dividing the APERC into two, it militates with the existing provision in the Act that provided for undivided commission. There were also concerns expressed over the sale of power between the successor States wherein the State with deficit power had the first right of refusal. “This provision does not provide any comfort to the deficit State and there should instead be provision for the maximum price at which the surplus State can offer power to the deficit one,” the advisory issued by the APERC said. 

Moreover, the provisions incorporated in the Electricity Act mandate the Commission has been constituted with perpetual effect and this needed to be amended. Quoting the provisions in the Act, the APERC suggested an approach on the lines of the constitution of the AP Public Service Commission to create a separate regulatory commission for the two successor States. There was also dispute related to the allocation from the Central Generating Stations. While the allocation at present was based on the actual consumption of the two regions, the provisions should be amended in such a way that the pattern of allocation would suit both the States, the APERC observed. more...

 


 

APERC demands clarifications for reorganising the power sector in the state

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission wants the state government to see that some clarifications and amendments are made to the AP Reorganisation Act-2014 (APRA) for reorganising the power sector in the state.The APERC secretary dashed off a letter to the principal secretary (energy) on Tuesday to this effect.

The ERC also found fault with the government for not consulting it  when the Telangana bill was being drafted. In its ‘advisory’ to the government, it suggested six points to be taken into consideration by the government more,,


 

 Thermal plants of the APGenco are expected to be split into Andhra Genco and Telangana Genco  :  Confusion 

The rearrangement of power distributing companies with two districts (Anantapur and Kurnool) being reshuffled as envisaged in the AP Reorganisation Act will cause a huge entanglement of loans, purchases and projects.

Picture for representational purpose (Photo: DC archive)

 

Anantapur and Kurnool districts will come under the Southern Discom according to the Reorganisation Bill. The two districts are currently under the Northern Discom.The Act said that APGenco plants will be divided on geographical basis, but it also said that the existing PPA (Power Purchase Agreements) of individual discoms would continue.

 

This will cause a lot of managerial problems, say officials of the Electricity Regulatory Commission.“As a consequence, thermal plants of the APGenco are expected to be split into Andhra Genco and Telangana Genco, whereas hydel plants are expected to be transferred to the respective river boards,” said an official of the APERC.“As per the State Reorganisation Act, Anantapur and Kurnool districts are to be clubbed with the Southern Discom with effect from the Appointed Date, June 2. Power Purchase Agreements with respective discoms for ongoing projects and projects under construction are expected to cause a lot of havoc, in particular with respect to PPAs with APGenco,” the officer said.

 

Also, it is implied that Genco plants located in Telangana and in Andhra Pradesh will have to serve discoms in both states. Once these become inter-state plants (serving licensees in more than one state), then the electricity regulation commissions will have no jurisdiction to determine the tariff.The tariff will then be determined by the Central Regulatory Commission. Gencos (both in AP and Telangana) will face a difficult time in getting clarifications.“This will increase the administrative costs and burden to consumers in both states. Ideally, the state that owns the assets should be entitled to the disposition of its assets, including selling the power generated by its plants,” the official said.APGenco assets are state-owned, so it would be ideal if power allocation from its stations is limited to the respective discoms in the successor states,” added the official. more..


 

 

ANU University in Vijaywada to invest 10 CRORE in a Solar Power Plant

Students of Acharya Nagarjuna University walk past the solar powered street lights installed on campus. ANU has a installed capacity of 50 MW powering major buildings T.VIJAYA KUMAR

 

Acharya Nagarjuna University is betting big on solar power. Conventional lighting has now made for solar lights powering the sprawling campus spread over 350 acres. The ANU has now an installed off grid solar power capacity of 50 Kilowatt powering most of the buildings, including administrative buildings, library and Centre for Distance Education. Each of these buildings is now powered by a 17 MW solar roof top photo voltaic system.

 

The ANU is now planning to set up a 1 MW solar power generation plant tapping subsidies provided by Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs.10 crore.The mission envisages 30 per cent subsidy on the cost of the project sanctioned by New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP).Vice-Chancellor of ANU K.V. Rao said that the university has allotted funds to the tune of Rs.2 crore for the solar generation during the financial year 2013-2014. The ANU has further given its consent for 1 MW power generation plant.Besides solar roof top photo voltaic systems powering buildings, the ANU has installed 40 Watt LED Lights at sports stadium, solar street lights and LED lights powering the roads leading to hostels of engineering colleges. Courtesy

 

Telangana Energy Sector Gets A New Look!!?

What about Solar policy? New Policy for Telengana?

 It's a bright picture for the energy sector in Telangana with the committee appointed to distribute power between the two states recommending 52.17% power to the new state and the remaining 47.83% to Andhra Pradesh. More importantly, the committee has also recommended continuation of the power purchase agreements (PPAs) in their original form till they expire. Most thermal and hydel power stations were PPAs signed four years ago and these will stay in force for the next 21 years. 

Earlier, there were apprehensions that Telangana, with over 30 lakh agriculture pump sets and higher power consumption, will see a massive power shortage if power projects are distributed on geographical basis. Allaying these doubts, the high-level committee comprising the energy secretary, as well as the CMDs of AP Transco and AP Genco recommended the power sharing in favour of Telangana on the ground that it would require more power in the coming years. The committee's recommendations were submitted to the Centre, which would make them public very soon.

In 2010, AP Genco entered into 25-year PPAs with 19 existing stations with a combined capacity of 6,549 MW. These include Vijayawada, Rayalaseema, Kothagudem and Kakatiya thermal stations and Srisailam, Nagarjunasagar and Jurala hydel stations. 

"Five thermal stations with a capacity of 2,962 MW and 14 hydro stations with 3,586 MW capacity will continue to supply power to Telangana for the next 21 years. This is going to be a big boon to the new state," pointed a senior official, who is also a member of the committee. 

The unallocated power produced by central generating stations such as NTPC (15%) will be distributed between the two states based on actual energy consumption in the respective regions in the last five years, which stands at 47.83% in AP and 52.17% in Telangana. more..

Photon Energy has achieved India's Highest PLF Generation !!!: Will other Solar plants follow Suit??

Leading solar power equipment manufacturer Photon Energy has announced that Ushodaya Enterprises, the publishers of Eenadu daily, would enhance the capacity of their existing 6.5 MW solar power plant by another 3.5 MW.Photon energy had set up the 6.5 MW Midjil solar power plant, the largest in the country, with trackers to supply 12 million units a year energy for printing the daily. In four months of its operation, the plant achieved 30 per cent Plant Load Factor (PLF) [7,000 units for each MW], considered the highest in the country.

 

In a press release, the company said the trackers deployed by the company enabled higher generation from the plant as they orient the solar modules in line with the movement of the sun.

 

Secunderabad Cantonment Board To Tap Solar Power!

The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) will tap solar power to reduce its power bills. The Cantonment Board has been paying Rs 75 lakh per month as electricity consumption charges to the Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APCPDCL) for powering its streetlights, pump houses, circle offices and four dispensaries. 

"Power charges are a huge burden on the Cantonment Board. As a result, there is a necessity to look for alternative sources like solar power. We had a meeting with Solar Semiconductors Pvt Ltd and FAB City authorities to install solar power system. We were impressed with their presentation," a senior SCB electricity wing official told TOI. 

As a rule, every 1,000 Watts of photo voltaic (PV) module requires 1,000 square feet of solar collector area for modules using crystaliline silicon. Each 1,000 Watt of PV module could generate (approximately) about 1,000 KWH (kilowatt per hour) per year. "According to preliminary estimates, we have to spend over Rs one crore to install solar panels. We had a meeting with APCPDCL authorities too for subsidised rates for installation of solar panels," he said. 

"Initially, we will install solar power panels on rooftops of Cantonment Board offices at main office, seven pump houses (Balamrai, Gun Bazar, AOC, Mahendra Hills, Rudranagar, Bowenpally and Gunrock), three dispensaries (Trimulgherry, Rasoolpura, Bolarum and Picket) and two circle offices (Bowenpally and Trimulgherry)," the official added.more.. 

 


 

Karnataka has stopped supplying Power to Andhra???

The state has plunged into a power crisis with Karnataka invoking special provisions under section 11 of the Electricity Act, 2003, to prohibit private producers from exporting power to other states. To tide over the power crisis in Karnataka, the Siddaramaiah government invoked the Act, which gives powers to state governments to make it mandatory for private producers to supply their power within the state. Using this special power, Karnataka stopped power exports to Andhra Pradesh resulting in huge shortage in the state.

AP has entered into an agreement with two private power producers located in Karnataka to supply 500 MW power every day in 2013. As per the agreement, JSW and Salivahana, are supplying power to AP through the southern grid. To address the growing power crisis in Karnataka, its government invoked the Act about three days ago. "This has resulted in a shortage of 500 MW daily in our state," said a senior official in AP Transco.

With the restrictions on power exports by Karnataka, Kerala also plunged into power crisis. Protesting Karnataka's decision, Kerala went to court and obtained a stay order. "But the order is limited to Kerala and AP has not received any relief. So, we are planning to move court if the Centre fails to take up the issue," said officials in the energy department.

AP Transco has dashed letters to ministry of power and CERC to intervene as the agreements entered into with two private companies do not fall under section 11 of the Act. "It is against the corporate law and existing rules of agreement. Section 11 of the Act does not deal with the private agreements," argued a senior official of AP Transco.more..


 

Rays Power Infra has installed solar park in Andhra Pradesh

 Rays Power Infra has set up a solar park about 100 km from here, its second park in Andhra Pradesh.According to a company press release here, the park, spread over 125 acres, will generate approximately 15.5 lakh units per annum per MW of installed capacity. The total capacity envisaged is 25 MW. 

The solar park will offer clients world-class facilities and ready-to-use infrastructure and pooling substation to develop solar power plants of any capacity from one MW onwards.It said the company also bagged EPC contract for solar power project of 5.5 MW from Essel Infra in Karnataka. The company has so far commissioned a total of 45 MW of solar power plants and is executing another 40 MW in 2014-15...more...

 Rays power infra to set up its second solar park in Andhra pradesh

 Rays Power Infra plans to set up a solar park near Hyderabad, its second such after Rajasthan. Spread over 25 acres, it will have an installed capacity of 25 MW, and offer clients ready-to-use infrastructure for setting up the projects, wherein units of 1 MW onwards can be commissioned.Ketan Mehta, Director-Operations said: “Offices, banks, industries, star hotels can use solar power from our park .” It expects to supply power to a leading bank at around Rs. 7 per unit . 

The company has commissioned 45 MW and expects to execute another 40 MW in 2014-15. It has also bagged the EPC Contract for a 5.5 MW project from Essel Infra in Karnataka. more..

  Solar power plant to light up sardar patel stadium

 The Sardar Patel Stadium in Khammam has attained a unique distinction of embracing solar energy in a big way to meet its lighting needs.As many as 50 energy efficient solar powered LED streetlights have been installed all along the nearly 900-metre-long walking track of the stadium recently. more..


  *Solar rooftop units for four Government Hospitals in Hyderabad

 

 The top four government hospitals in Hyderabad will be powered by solar photovoltaic plants by next month. The move will not only help them partially meet their requirements but also save them up to ₹24 lakh per annum in energy bills.more...


 

 

Seci has spotted the land to set up the 1GW solar plant in AP

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced plans to develop a 1 GW solar PV plant in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in a move that bolsters the corporation's ambitious solar goals.

In September last year SECI agreed to partner with Power Grid Corporation of India on the development of a 4 GW utility scale PV power plant in Rajastan province – a project that has since come to be known as the Ultra Mega Green Solar Power Project.Courtesy:PV mangazine

 

 SECI to set up a 1000 MW solar park in AP :massive solar park

 

Solar Energy Corporation of India has announced its decision to set up a 1000 MW solar photovoltaic power generation park on a 5000-acre site in the backward district of Mahboobnagar of Andhra Pradesh (located in Telangana), which entails an outlay of Rs 8,000 crore to Rs 10,000 crore.more


 Bhagyanagar, Surana Ventures to defer setting up solar farms in AP

Surana group companies Bhagyanagar India and Surana Ventures, which had announced plans to set up two 5-MW solar power plants in Andhra Pradesh, have decided to defer the projects amid concerns of their financial viability..Courtesy:Bl

AP eyes 500 Mw solar power: solar market back on track?

The  government is aiming to generate 500 Mw power through solar energy. While  is setting up 100 Mw solar power plants, private players have planned 400 Mw capacity.more..

 


 

 

 Bhagyanagar India ltd has set up a 5MW solar plant at Medak Andhra Pradesh

Bhagyanagar India Ltd has commissioned a 5 MW solar power photovoltaic plant at Munipally in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh, taking its installed solar power generation capacity up to 10 MW..more..

 

Hyderabad Government Hospitals to Have Solar Power

The sun will soon begin to illuminate a few government hospitals in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, thanks to the solar power initiatives taken by the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) with the active support of the Central and state governments.

As part of promoting non-conventional energy, governments would provide funds to install solar power equipment soon in the city government hospitals like Osmania,  Gandhi, Fever and Niloufer Hospitals with a main objective to reduce pressure on conventional sources of energy..more..


 *ET SOLAR ENTERS INDIAN MARKET WITH 1 MW SOLAR POWER PLANT AT TADA

 ET Solar Group Corp. a leading solar one-stop solution provider, has delivered 1MW high quality and high-efficiency photovoltaic modules to a solar power plant in Tada, Andhra Pradesh, India, as a technical and commercial co-development partner of Marigold Steel & Power Pvt Ltd. more..


 

 *AP TO PROVIDE 7 HOUR POWER SUPPLY DURING RABI CROP

The Andhra Pradesh government is initiating measures to provide seven hours of  to all the 3.2 million pump sets during the present rabi season under efficient energy management. The state government has so far spent around Rs 32,000 crore for its free power scheme this year.    Reviewing the restoration works with regard to  and Helen, constraints in coal supply to power projects and proposed capacity additions, PK Mohanty, chief secretary and chairman of the State Energy Conservation Mission, has requested the authorities of NTPC and Talcher coal fields to resolve the coal crisis caused by local agitations and transport problems. MORE..  


 

*ELECTRICITY TARIFF FOR POULTRY UNITS DOWN TO RS 2.80/ UNIT FROM RS 6 IN AP

he power tariff for poultry industry in Andhra Pradesh is going to be halved soon. N Kiran Kumar Reddy, the Chief Minister, has said that the tariff would be reduced to Rs 2.80 a unit, giving a big relief to the industry.The industry is presently paying about Rs 6 a unit.more..


 

 *AP GETTING READY FOR SOLAR ENERGY NET METERING 

The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) is gearing up to implement net metering policy. It is about the mechanism of injecting solar power into the grid by rooftop and small photovoltaic plants and arriving at the net value of power.more..


 

*More info about Waree, New generation and Premiere 315 MW solar in AP

n Indo-US consortium comprising Hyderabad-based Premier Solar group and Chicago-headquartered renewable energy major New Generation Power, is to set up solar farms in Andhra Pradesh. The consortium plans to invest $400 million in the next couple of years,The consortia has bagged projects to implement 70 MW capacity, under the AP Solar Policy. It is in the process of finalising another 245 MW.In the first phase, the consortia will install 70 MW in 14 locations in Andhra Pradesh. more..


 

*OPEN ACESS TO POWER FOR CONSUMERS 1MW AND ABOVE: ANDHRA PRADESH

Industries with power requirement of 1 MW and above are likely to get open access to power supply in the State .

The Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation (APTransco) would conduct a high-level meting with industry bodies such as Confederation of Indian Industry and Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry to discuss issues pertaining to open access power purchases from third party to meet industries’ energy needs.more..

 *WAREE PLUS NEW GENERATION PLUS PREMIER ALL U NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 315-1000MW DEAL!!!

Chicago-based renewable energy firm New Generation Power and Hyderabad-based Premier Solar Group have signed one of the largest consortium power purchase agreements in India. Under what is called the “Andhra Pradesh Solar Scheme,” the open bid process is now to be part of a 1,000-megawatt development plan to be built in the state.Expected to cost roughly about $400 million over one year, installations will be built on multiple sites in Andhra Pradesh over 20 years. NGP’s consortium will build, own and operate all of the plants.

COURTESY 1 COURTESY 2

 

*AP HAS A POTENTIAL TO ADD 1483MW OF SOLAR POWER:APERC 

According to a study, the State has potential for 14,497 mw of wind power generation. While the wind power installed capacity is 564.09 MW, feasibility clearance on the existing network has been issued for evacuation of 1098 MW. The State has issued feasibility for evacuation on the proposed network for about 1970 MW.MORE..

 

 

* INFO ABOUT NEW GENERATION WHICH IS SETTING UP 315MW SOLAR PROJECTS IN AP

they are:-

  • biomass ,hydro and solar
  • in solar they have completed 5 projects
  • is setting up a 500MW solar projects in brazil

 


 

  

 TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOVE

1.LATEST SOLAR NEWS AND VIEWS IN ANDHRA PRADESH  


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BELOW

2.CAPITAL COST OF SOLAR  PV  MW SCALE POWER PLANTS    

3.TWO ROUTES TO SOLAR POWER GENERATION :.  PPA / REC   

4. IDEAL LAND FOR SOLAR POWER PLANTS    

5.SOLAR POWER GENERATION PROJECT FINANCING    

6.REC   

7.APPC COST PER UNIT STATE WISE 

8.ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 

9.SUBSTATION LOCATIONS AND POWER GENERATION POTENTIAL

10.UNBID AND UNDERBID SUBSTATIONS - OPPORTUNITY!

11.GRID CONNECTIVITY AND  EVACUATION PROCEDURE

12.SOLAR PARK : AVAILABILITY IN AP 

13.STEPS FOR SOLAR CAPTIVE FOR FACTORY

14.SOLAR NEWS

15.AP SOLAR POLICY     

16.DESIGN OF ROOF TOP

17.OTHER SOLAR BUSINESS OPURTUNITIES

18.REGISTERED  SPV SUPPLIERS

19. DNI AND NEWS OF DISTRICTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

20. FAQ'S


 


 

 

  

  2.COST OF A 1 MW SOLAR POWER PLANT :ESTIMATE

 costs for Solar PV projects as recommended by CERC:

COST OF 1MW WITH CNPV/ CSUN 

COST OF A 1MW SOLAR PLANT WITH TIER2 PANELS & PRACTISES

 

  

 


 

 

COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS INTERSTED IN SETTING UP A SOLAR POWER PLANT ,

 email  mano@eai.in 

call MANOHAR    1  425 256 2984  ( in usa till sep 15, 2014)

 

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOVE

1.LATEST SOLAR NEWS AND VIEWS IN ANDHRA PRADESH  

2.CAPITAL COST OF SOLAR  PV  MW SCALE POWER PLANTS  


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BELOW  

3.TWO ROUTES TO SOLAR POWER GENERATION :.  PPA / REC   

4. IDEAL LAND FOR SOLAR POWER PLANTS    

5.SOLAR POWER GENERATION PROJECT FINANCING    

6.REC   

7.APPC COST PER UNIT STATE WISE 

8.ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 

9.SUBSTATION LOCATIONS AND POWER GENERATION POTENTIAL

10.UNBID AND UNDERBID SUBSTATIONS - OPPORTUNITY!

11.GRID CONNECTIVITY AND  EVACUATION PROCEDURE

12.SOLAR PARK : AVAILABILITY IN AP 

13.STEPS FOR SOLAR CAPTIVE FOR FACTORY

14.SOLAR NEWS

15.AP SOLAR POLICY     

16.DESIGN OF ROOF TOP

17.OTHER SOLAR BUSINESS OPURTUNITIES

18.REGISTERED  SPV SUPPLIERS

19. DNI AND NEWS OF DISTRICTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

20. FAQ'S

 


  

 3.TWO ROUTES IN WHICH YOU CAN PRODUCE SOLAR POWER

 PPA& REC

MAJOR STEPS TO MW SCALE SOLAR

  

Designing and Planning

Detailed Project Report, power evacuation planning, 
DPR preparation, Codes & Standards interpretations
Regulatory approvals,

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) facilitation, Technology Tie Ups

Banking documentation, Financial closure, Security cover & major clause
Project Structuring & Designing, electrical works, 
Project Management , Project commissioning

 

PPA Projects

 

Through competitive bidding 
Average but fixed returns 
Minimum 5 MW 
Allotment not assured 
No trading 
Fixed tariff 
Limited allotments 

No Accelerated Depreciation benefit.Viable only to companies/ countries with lower .time value for money.

 

REC Projects

 

Open access
High but variable returns
Any capacity( some states have fixed lower limits ,allotment is assured)
Allotment is assured
Certificates to be traded
Variable tariff
Unlimited allotments due to huge demand

 

 KCP LIMITED IS THE FIRST COMPANTY IN ANDHRA PRADESH TO GET ACCREDITATION AND REGISTRATION FOR SOLAR POWER GENERATION UNDER REC MECHANISM. 

 

 

Total Capacity (MW) = 5.75  |  
Number of Projects = (1)
Sr.No.StateEnergy SourceRE GeneratorProject No.Capacity (MW)Date of AccreditationDate of Registration
1 Andhra Pradesh Solar PV THE KCP LIMITED 001 5.75 08-04-2013 N/A

 

 

STATES LIKE RAJASTHAN , MAHARASHTRA AND MADHYA PRADESH ARE LEADING IN REC MECHANISM

 

REC based Solar PV Accredited Capacity

(23.04.2013)

 

PPA AND THIRD PARTY PPA

PPA stands for power purchase agreement. In the recently concluded  goverment auction of 1000MW in Andhra Pradesh, The Andhra Pradesh Goverment will provide PPA for solar purechase for the next 25years. THE GOVERMENT has announced the price of 6.49 per unit. Only sunborne energy and essel mining industries bid 6.49 and 6.52 respectively.Together at best they will be able to do 70MW. .This low unviable price literally opens up , the third party PPA plus REC route.

 

Third Party PPA is a power purchase agreement which a developer can use and claim REC. Third party PPA rec is normally got by goverment authorised power trading companies. Companies that set up large solar plants of size 10MW and above, can approach these comapnies to avail the 3rd party PPA for their solar project in andhra pradesh.The current third party PPA for solar power doing the rounds in andhra pradesh is Rs 4.50 - 5 per unit with 5%  escalation once or twice a year. This  third party PPA is available for 5 and 10 years tenure. Companies that avail 3rd Party PPA  for thier solar project in Andhra Pradesh can also avail REC benefits.

 


 

 

LIST OF INTER-STATE TRADING LICENSEES OR POWER TRADING COMPANIES:

These companies are eligible to provide third part PPA  . Third party PPA plus REC route provides probably the best revenue model  among the other sources of revenue in Solar energy power generation.Companies in andhra pradesh desirous of monetizing, having strong balance sheets and are capable of investing in large projects like 15MW and above can reach out to them to get a third party PPA. 

 


 

 

COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS INTERSTED IN SETTING UP A SOLAR POWER PLANT ,

 email  mano@eai.in 

call MANOHAR    425 256 2984 


 

 The power trading companies are divided into four categories and the list is  given below.

(15.3.2013 )  

CATEGORY I

Tata Power Trading Company Ltd.  

 Adani Enterprises Ltd.  

PTC India Limited  

Reliance Energy Trading Ltd.  

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd.  

National Energy Trading and Services Ltd

 GMR Energy Limited  

 Karam Chand Thapar & Bros. (Coal Sales) Limited 

JSW Power Trading Company Limited

 Shree Cement Limited   

Global Energy Private Limited

Knowledge Infrastructure sistemsPvt. Ltd.  

GMR  Energy Trading Limited 

SN Power Markets Pvt. Ltd., Noida  

CATEGORY II

RPG Power Trading. Co. Ltd.  

Mittal Processors Private Limited  

MMTC Limited  

CATEGORY III

Patni Projects Pvt. Limited .

Instinct Infra & Power Ltd. 

Essar Electric Power Development Corporation Limited  

DLF Power Limited 

Jindal Steel & Power Limited  

Vandana Global Limited 

Indiabulls Power generation Limited 

Indrajit Power Technology Pvt. Ltd.   

Jain Energy Ltd. 

PCM Power Trading CorporationLtd., Kolkata  

Jay Polychem (India) Limited, New Delhi .

My Home Power Limited,Hyderabad.

Manikaran Power Limited, Kolkata  

BS TransComm Ltd., Hyderabad  

DLF Energy Private Limited,Gurgaon 

Sarda Energy & Minerals Ltd.  ?

CATEGORY IIII

Subhash Kabini Power Corporation Ltd.  

Special Blasts Ltd.  

Maheshwary Ispat Limited  

Suryachakra Power Corporation Ltd.  

Visa Power Limited.

Pune Power Development Private Limited  

 Ispat Energy Limited 

Greenko Energies Private Limited   

 Vandana Vidhyut Limited 

 Adhunik Alloys & Power Ltd.  

Indiabulls Power Trading Limited  

 Ambitious Power Trading Company Limited   

Shyam Indus Power Solutions Pvt. IV  Ltd. 

Abellon Clean Energy Limited, Ahmadabad  

Customized Energy Solution  India Private Limited, Pune  

GEMAC Engineering Services Private Limited, Chennai   

Greta Power Trading Limited .

Green Fields Power Services Private Limited, Visakhapatnam  

HMM INFRA LIMITED, Chandigarh .

 

 


 

  APPC PLUS REC

 

The APPC price is 2.50 per unit  .Adding APPC plus REC it works out to be rupees 11.80 ( REC 9.30).Appc prices will go up next year by more than 5%. It will not be a surprise that if appc price  reach Rs 3. This estimate of Rs 3 is based on a) AP Govt is planning to buy 1000MW or more solar power at Rs 6.49 per unit.b) AP GOVT has ordered a purchase of 450MW OF POWER AT RS 12.50 per unit for the next six months.

   An official from APERC on probing accepted that APPC can go upto Rs 6 in the next two or three years.

  

the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has  released (apr 2013) a second set of (draft) amendments to their REC guidelines. 

  • REC and Reverse Bidding/Tendering – Projects which have signed a PPA through any state tendering mechanisms (reverse bidding) would be ineligible for procuring RECs. The objective of REC is to fund the gap between APPC and the viability.
  • APPC –  The guidelines now clarify that the PPA would have to be signed at a price equal to the APPC price which was prevelant the previous year.
  • Electricity duty and captive generators -  CERC has now proposed to remove the electricity duty exemption as a disqualification criterion as the quantum of contribution to final tariff is quite miniscule. The other criteria for disqualification such as concessional wheeling/banking would still be in force.

 

  • Time period for availing RECs – current regulations state that there is a three month time window after approval from the SLDC to get the required clearance from the central agency. However since the receipt of information from the SLDC sometimes takes more than three months to reach the central agency, it has been proposed to extend the window to six months. In addition to this, currently the application for receipt of the certificates can be made only on the 1st and 15th of each month. This has been revised to the 10th, 20th and last day of each month.
  • No cap on minimum capacity – previously, it was proposed that RE power plants with a capacity of 250 kW and above would only be eligible for certificates under the REC mechanism (subject to approval by MNRE) even though the CERC guidelines do not dictate a minimum requirement. CERC has clarified that there is no minimum capacity and that ANY RE generator would be eligible to claim REC provided they satisfy the prescribed criteria.
    • Retention of RECs –  CERC has now clarified that all RECs generated through a RE captive power plant can be retained by the developer (to fulfill their obligations) thereby reducing the overheads which is subject to verification by the SNA.
  • Shelf-life of RECs – as reported earlier, RECs would now have a shelf-life of two years as opposed to one year and the regulations would be amended accordingly.
  • Date of issuance – any powerplant setup under the REC mechanism would be eligible for RECs from the date of commercial operation or from the date of registration of such plant by the Central Agency whichever is later.

 

All RE Generators are requested to pay fees & charges related to Registartion/Issuance inclusive of service tax @12.36% with immediate effect:

1. The details of fees and charges of REC payable to Central Agency are as under:

Registration Charges

Sr.No.

Fee and Charges towards Registration

Amount in Ammount in Rs.

Amount including Service @ 12.36% Ammount in Rs.

1.

Application Processing Fees (One Time)

1,000

1,124

2

Registration Charges (One Time)

5,000

5,618

3

Annual Charges

1,000

1,124

4

Revalidation Charge at the end of five (5) years

5,000

5,618

Issuance Charges (Service tax @12.36% will be applicable on total amount)

Sr.No.

Fee and Charges towards Issuance of REC

Amount in Ammount in Rs.

1.

Fees per Certificate

10

All fees and charges shall be payable by way of Electronic Clearing sistem (ECS) only and Payment shall be made as per the details given below

Sr.No.

Name of the Account Holder

Account No

Account Type

Bank Name

Branch Name and Code

IFSC Code

PAN of POSOCO

1.

NLDC REC FEES & CHARGES

931764650

Current Account

Indian Bank

Mehrauli Institutional Area & 943

IDIB000M089

AAFCP2086B

 

 

 

 

 


 

COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS INTERSTED IN SETTING UP A SOLAR POWER PLANT ,

 email  mano@eai.in 

call MANOHAR    1  425 256 2984 

   


 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOVE

1.LATEST SOLAR NEWS AND VIEWS IN ANDHRA PRADESH  

2.CAPITAL COST OF SOLAR  PV  MW SCALE POWER PLANTS  

3.TWO ROUTES TO SOLAR POWER GENERATION :.  PPA / REC   

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BELOW  

4. IDEAL LAND FOR SOLAR POWER PLANTS    

5.SOLAR POWER GENERATION PROJECT FINANCING    

6.REC   

7.APPC COST PER UNIT STATE WISE 

8.ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 

9.SUBSTATION LOCATIONS AND POWER GENERATION POTENTIAL

10.UNBID AND UNDERBID SUBSTATIONS - OPPORTUNITY!

11.GRID CONNECTIVITY AND  EVACUATION PROCEDURE

12.SOLAR PARK : AVAILABILITY IN AP 

13.STEPS FOR SOLAR CAPTIVE FOR FACTORY

14.SOLAR NEWS

15.AP SOLAR POLICY     

16.DESIGN OF ROOF TOP

17.OTHER SOLAR BUSINESS OPURTUNITIES

18.REGISTERED  SPV SUPPLIERS

19. DNI AND NEWS OF DISTRICTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

20. FAQ'S

 


 

 

 4.IDEAL LAND FOR SOLAR POWER GENERATION IN ANDHRA PRADESH

 

TOTAL LAND AVAILABLE IN ANDHRA PRADESH AND ITS GENERATION POTENTIAL

   26.4 lakh acres of non - agricultural land available.and 20.6 lakh acres land available under barren and uncultivable land. A total of 47 lakh acres of land available for solar power generation. If it takes approximately 5 acres of land for 1MW, we can produce more than 9,00,000 MW.   Even if we have 1% of land that have access to substations  if we use, We can produce about 9000MW.So there is a lot of potential!. Intrested!

 

 

Companies intrested in setting up a solar power plant

email mano@eai.in

call  1  425 256 2984 

 

 

Rocky lands are not ideal for solar power generation.Many times soil testing of the land is done before deciding the feasibility

Ideally the land has to be very close to a substation. 11 kva, 33 kva, 66 kva, 132 kva, etc

For a 1 mw plant 11 kva is ok.

For each km the substation is away from your land, one has to incur about Rs 10 /12 lakhs for

laying the transmission lines. Better than that is to buy up the land between your land and the substation.

If there is some land between your land and the substation, there will ROW ie right of way issues.

Download google earth and note the longitude and latitude of your land.

If you inform the above information a good Consultant will be able to assess the potential number of units that can be produced per annum

With the above information, it is possible to make the feasibility report for the state nodal agencies, as well as detailed project report for the banks for solar

power generation business.

 

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

At times some land brokers buy agricultural land and sell and want to sell it of as agricultural land itself to avoid short term capital gains tax. It is adivisable for the potenial developers to buy the converted land by sharing the short term capital gains tax with land broker.

 


 

  * How many acres of  land are  required for a 1 MW solar power generation  plant?

 

The most popular solar panels are Poly crystalline and it needs 5 acres of land. 
3.5 to 4acres for crystalline silicon/ mono crystalline  (c-Si) technology and
 6 to 7 acres per MW for thin film solar (C- CIG, CdTe) technology.
 In reality, it depends on other parameters like cost of land, Ground Coverage
Ratio (GCR)(to avoid inter array shading, GCR can be 0.45 to 0.65 and 
generation will vary based on GCR) and choice of sun tracking 
with sun trackers the land required will be about 6acres
per MW for crystalline solar modules).

 

 Which are the ideal states for setting up of solar power projects?

 

 Hot destinations are Rajasthan, Gujarat and MH, MP, Andhra, Karnataka,
Tamil Nadu as far as solar radiation is concerned. 

 

Will bankers finance Solar power generation plants ?

 

 The Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) works out to an average of 1.49
which is considered quite acceptable to commercial banks for sanction of loan. 
The maximum debt that is permitted as per CERC norms is 70% and most  banks should  find this acceptable based on the financial strength and 
net worth of the company / promoters. The present policy driven by the
National Solar Mission and PPA for 25 years with a central PSU like NTPC's  subsidiary should provide adequate confidence to the  Banker to finance solar
power projects."  

MODES OF ACQUIRING LAND FOR SOLAR POWER GENERATION

 Got Land for Solar power generation !!

Those of you who have large acres of non cultivable lands in Andhra State near substations and do not have the resources to develop a solar power plant, can register their lands here for 

a. out right sale, b. lease for 26 years c. partnership with the power plant and d. any other suggestion from the land owner

We need the following information. Wherever u dont know the information, pl write 
'I dont know'

Exact location of the land: Address of land including district and taluk, 

Total area in acres

Boundaries marked in google map or in google earth: Mark your land in 
google map/ google earth and email along with this form.

Right of way. ( ROW)*

Proof  of its ownership. 

Name, address including district and taluk,  mobile no

DNI of the location: If you dont know, send us the longitude and latitude of the lands
( If you dont know, how to get this, say : I dont know)

Type of the land in gov records. 

  • **Agricultural/ non agricultural/ barren/ rocky/industrial/ waste/ dry/ anyother specify
  • KVA rating of substation nearby and distance.
  • Capacity available in the substation
  • List of solar projects in the neighbourhood, if you know.
  • Rate  per acre. ie current market price of land available nearby, adjoining your land
  • Expected sale  price : minimum price expected per acre.
  • Open for partnership:Open for leasing for 26 years ? Yes / No
  • Are there lands available nearby : how many acres: how much do these lands cost

    * ROW - if you have direct access to the substation, it is fine. But if electricity produced has to go thru the neighbouring lands, that means 
    you have a ROW issue.

    ** 
    Agricultural lands are not permitted to set up a solar plant, even if there is  no water and no agriculture has been done for years.

If you are going to convert, your land from agricultural land to any other, say so. 

 

 

LAND CONVERSION APPLICATION FORM

 

*ANANTAPUR, LAND PRICES IN THE DISTRICT HAVE SHOT UP MANIFOLD 

 With investors beginning to set up solar generation units in Anantpur, land prices in the district have shot up manifold. Already, these units have started generating 33 MW of solar based power. Many more such units are to follow suit, thanks to the region’s climate ideally suited to solar power generation.Nearly 51 companies including the multi national companies have sought permission to set up their units with a capacity of 585 MW of solar power generation. 

With so many solar power generating units coming this nondescript district is also tipped to witness a massive real estate boom. In fact, a private firm had purchased nearly 80 acres of land at Rs 2 lakh per acre that too in an interior village falling in Kadiri division recently.MORE..

 

 

COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS INTERSTED IN SETTING UP A SOLAR POWER PLANT ,

 email  mano@eai.in 

call MANOHAR   1 425 256 2984 

 

 

 


 

 

 

5.Solar Power Project Financing

 

Various options available for getting funding for your Solar Power projects are,

1) Asset / Collateral  based Funding
2) Balance Sheet based Funding
3) Project   Funding


1) Asset Based Funding: Individuals and Companies
In asset based funding the lender provides loan for  solar power plants based on valuation of the assets that your company has or you  have and that you can offer as collateral security for the loan.

You can even get 100 % funding depending upon the value of the collaterals.

Normally for most projects, the banks may demand 30 % equity and loan can be given for 70%.

Some banks in Hyderabad , demand 35 % equity. But if the value of the collateral is high, it can be as said before, 100 % loan..

Many banks ask for Urban property as collateral. It is not actually necessary. Once the banks get used to the performance of solar power generation plants, they will minimise the need for collaterals.

Already many  banks are accepting less than 70 % of collaterals when the projects are pledged.

2) Balance Sheet Based Funding: Companies only
The profit that your company has made in the last three years. The reserves and surplus it has etc will be taken into account and the bank can then fund.

Companies that can avail Accelerated Depreciation  for solar power generation will find it easier to avail loans and lower rates.

Companies should note that it is not a fixed rate of interest. Good rapport based on good performance in the past can bring the interest percentage down.

3)Project Funding: Companies and Individuals
 The projected cash flow of the project or more specifically the PPA will determine  the  decision to fund.  Payment security is important.
Many of these types of funding can be got from India as well as from abroad.

With hedging the cost of international funds also tend towards 11% . Indian banks are now getting closer to 12.5 % and if the asset / balance sheet / ppa are sound one could look at lower rate of interest.

The project cash flow is much better in companies that can avail accelerated depreciation for solar power generation. 

COMMISSION FOR GETTING BANK LOAN

There are many Chartered Accountants who help individuals form a company and they also act as agents to get bank loans.

Commission for getting bank loan is approximately  1- 2% at present in Andhra Pradesh.

These agents normally help put the loan application for solar power generation plant and submit with two to three banks. This helps them get the best interest rate for solar power generation plants in AP.

For companies, this may not be the ideal route, as they themselves will have a finance /accounts department with access to several banks. Whereas for individuals and NRI's, it makes more sense to go thru such chartered accountants who also help get loans, than trying it on their own.

Individuals, can try on their own, if they have 30% or more equity and or good collaterals. They can then go to more than one bank and try to get the best rate of interest.

 

 


LINKS OF BANKS THAT LEND FOR SOLAR POWER PLANT

 APSFC

ANDHRA BANK

STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD

CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

BANK OF INDIA

CANARA BANK 

YES BANK 

 AXIS BANK

 

 

 

 CHECK LIST FOR COMPANIES AND INDIVITUALS FOR GETTING BANK LOAN TO SET UP A SOLAR POWER PLANT IN ANDHRA PRADESH

 

Solar power plant projects for loan proposal are new to andhra pradesh and particulary to the  bankers.It is difficult for them  to comprehend a business proposition with no raw material and little capital like a solar power generation project.After a few years, once several loan sanctions happen for solar power projects. The process will become mores simple as the bankers will have a better idea.

A. CONSTITUTION:

A solar power generation plant can be started in any one of the following constitutions i.e.

(1) Proprietary Concern,

(2) Partnership Firm,

(3) Private Limited/Limited Companies, 

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENT 

1.  Proprietory Concern

Bio-data of the proprietor by way of copies of PAN Card/ Passport/ Voters identity card/ Bio-data with photo and signature attestation by Gazetted Officer.

 2. Partnership Firms that are applying for a bank loan for a solar power generation plant

a. Copy of Partnership Deed

b. Copy of Firm Registration Certificate

c. Extract of Form-A from Registrar of Firms (for old firms and in case of additional loans) regarding existing partners as on date.

d. Bio-data of partners and  copies of PAN card/passport/voters identity card/bio data with pass port size photograph and signature duly attested

 

3. Private Ltd Companies or Public limited companies applying for a loan for solar power generation plants

 

a. Memorandum & Articles of Association.

b. Bio-data of Promoter Directors affixing colour photo  duly attested /

Copies of PAN Card/Copies of Passport./voters identity card.

c. Resolution of Board of Directors of the company authorising two directors to raise loans from  and sign necessary loan security documents and affix common seal thereof.

d. Copy of certificate of incorporation if it is a Private Limited Co.

e. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation and Commencement of Business in the case of Limited companies.

f. Copy of General Body Resolution u/s.293 (i) (d) of Companies Act in case of Limited Companies, permitting the company to borrow in excess of paid-up capital and free reserves and Resolution u/s.293 (1) (a) of Companies Act for mortgaging the fixed assets of the company in favour of the Corporation.

g. Consent letters from the Directors about furnishing of their personal guarantee with copies of property documents.

h. Search Report from CA/Extract of register of charge from ROC in case of existing companies and companies seeking additional loans.

 

B. PRIMARY SECURITY

 

The primary security can be either leasehold interest or freehold interest . If the solar power plant is going to be started in a leasehold lands, it is called leasehold and if the solar power plant  is going to be started in own lands, it is called freehold.

 

a. Original Regd. title deed in the name of the Proprietor/ Firm / Company along with certified copy having clear approach road.

b. Pattadar Pass Book/title deed issued by MRO/RDO in the name of the proprietor/firm/company/society.

c. Original/Copies of link documents (Vendor’s title deed) pertaining to the property under the scheme along with copies of Pass Book and Title Deed reflecting the sale entry. If pass book and title deeds are not issued, a certificate from MRO to that effect is required.

d. Extracts of revenue records i.e. Khasra Pahani for 1954-55 along with Pahanies in Telangana Area and 10 (1) along with Adangals in Andhra Area for the last 13 years.

e. No PT Certificate in case of Telangana Area.

f. E.C for 13 years (or) from the date of document if title deed is of beyond 13 years to the date of deposit disclosing all transactions.

g. ULC permission u/s.26/exemption under ULC Act as the case may be in case the land is within urban agglomeration.

h. Permission from Urban Development Authority/ Building Plans if the site is within the Master Plan of Urban Development Authority.

i. Affidavit by promoters to the effect that there are no court cases pending against the property under the scheme.

 

C. COLLATERAL SECURITY

 

 Generally, Banks insists for Collateral Security and the percentage of Collateral Security is dependent upon the location and the nature of industry and the nature of loan. Also many Banks insists for preferably urban immovable property towards Collateral Security and preferably belonging to the borrowers. The Collateral Security can be either in the form of vacant land, house, apartment, fixed deposits, Bank Guarantee.

 

vacant land:

a. Original Regd. title deed in the name of the surety along with certified copies.

b. Original link documents (Vendor’s title deed). 
c. Extracts of revenue records i.e. Khasra Pahani for the year 1954-55

e. E.C for 13 years from the date of document and in case title deed is beyond 13 years from the date of document to the date of deposit disclosing all transactions.

f. ULC permission u/s.26/exemption under ULC Act as the case may be in case the land is within urban agglomeration.

g. Copy of the Approved Layout/Sketch drawn by Mandal Surveyor demarcating the site/plot with Sy.No and boundaries and a land mark for identification.

If it is house:

a. Original Regd.Conveyance Deed along with certified copy.
b. All the relevant Link Documents.
c. EC for 13 years (or) from the date of document in case title deed is beyond 13 years to the date of deposit disclosing all transactions.

d. Tax Demand & Receipt/Ownership Certificate/ Extract of property tax demand register for the last 13 years.

e. Approved building plans from Competent Authority.

If it is an Apartment:

a. Original Registered Sale deed in the name of the surety.

b. Copy of the development agreement and link documents.

c. Copy of the approved building plan.

d. Encumbrance Certificate for the last 13 years.

e. It shall be established that the original title deeds of the project are not mortgaged to bank or any financial institution availing project finance, by way of declaration from Builder/Landlord.

f. Mutation in favour of the surety.

g. Tax Demand and Receipt / Ownership certificate/ EPPDR.

 

 

Fixed Deposits as collateral for loan for a solar power plant

 

a. The beneficiary/payee of fixed deposit should give a consent letter for pledging the fixed deposit with the Bank as Collateral Security in consideration of sanction of loan to the unit to which the security is being offered.

b. The beneficiary/payee of the fixed deposit should also assign the proceeds of fixed deposit in favour of the Corporation by a proper endorsement by the concerned bank.

c. A discharge voucher from the beneficiary/payee of fixed deposit duly affixing necessary revenue stamp (without mentioning the date) on the backside of the FDR. 

 

Bank Guarantee: 

Individuals who have good banking record and good rapport with the local bank can get bank guarantee to the lending bank.

Such bank guarantees can be considered as collaterals. 

The collateral security can be offered by the borrower by way of Bank guarantee also in such a case the following documents shall be submitted:

1 Bank guarantee executed by the concerned Bank on required stamp paper by the authorized signatories of the Bank affixing their rubber stamp containing the serial number of the signatory as per the Bank rules.

2 A confirmation copy shall be forwarded by the Bank Manager to the lending Bank in a sealed cover by post.

3 A letter from the Bank that they will pay the amount in case the Bank guarantee is invoked in time.

       

Format for Bank Guarantee

 

(To be furnished on non-judicial stamp paper of appropriate value as per Stamp Act relevant to place of execution.)

 

(Note: - Bank Guarantee is to be submitted “on or before estimate processing for evacuation of power generated(A) or before executing any agreement for wheeling/sale of power generated(3 rd party/captive/pooled cost)(B) or 45 days from issuance of technical feasibility, whichever is earlier (A/B/C)” and the bank guarantee amount is Rs.2 lakhs per MW.)

 

The purpose of this bank guarantee is for early completion of the project within two years from the date of issuing of this Bank Guarantee.

 

This bank guarantee is valid for two years and two months till the date------------ with additional claim period of one month till the date…………….      

 

In  consideration  of  the  -----------  [Insert  name  of  the solar power developer ]   (herein after referred to as solar power developer) submitting the proposal for establishment of solar power project of the capacity of ______ MW, at …………[Insert the location], for supply of solar power to APCPDCL (herein after referred to as DISCOM) under third party sale / captive utilization purpose / pooled cost sale to Discom.

 

This guarantee shall be valid and binding on this Bank up to and including ___[Insert Date]___________ and shall not be terminable by notice or any change in the constitution of the Bank or the term of contract or by any other reasons whatsoever and our liability hereunder shall not be impaired or discharged by any extension of time or variations or alternations made, given, or agreed with  or  without  our  knowledge   or  consent,  by  or  between  parties  to  the  respective agreement.

 

Our   liability under   this   Guarantee  is    restricted  to    Rs._______(Rs._ only). Our Guarantee shall remain in force until           _[Insert date] / The DISCOM shall be entitled to invoke this Guarantee till                          [Insert date].

 

The Guarantor Bank hereby agrees and acknowledges that the DISCOM shall have a right to invoke this PERFORMANCE BANK GUARANTEE in part or in full, as it may deem fit.

 

 

 

The Guarantor Bank hereby expressly agrees that it shall not require any proof in addition to the written demand notice by DISCOM, made in any format, raised at the above mentioned address of the Guarantor Bank, in order to make the said payment to DISCOM.

The Guarantor Bank shall make payment hereunder on first demand without restriction or conditions and notwithstanding any objection by -------------[Insert name of the Solar Power Developer] . The Guarantor Bank shall not require the DISCOM to justify the invocation of this PERFORMANCE BANK GUARANTEE, nor shall the Guarantor Bank have any recourse against the DISCOM in respect of any payment made hereunder

 

This PERFORMANCE BANK GUARANTEE shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of India and the courts at Andhra Pradesh shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

 

The Guarantor Bank represents that this PERFORMANCE BANK GUARANTEE has been established in such form and with such content that it is fully enforceable in accordance with its terms as against the Guarantor Bank in the manner provided herein.

 

This PERFORMANCE BANK GUARANTEE shall not be affected in any manner by reason of merger, amalgamation, restructuring or any other change in the constitution of the Guarantor Bank.

 

This PERFORMANCE BANK  GUARANTEE   shall  be  a  primary  obligation  of  the  Guarantor  Bank  and accordingly the DISCOM shall not be obliged before enforcing this PERFORMANCE BANK GUARANTEE to take any action in any court or arbitral proceedings against the Solar Power Developer / Project Company, to make any claim against or any demand on the Solar Power Developer / Project Company or to give any notice to the Solar Power Developer / Project Company or to enforce any security held by the DISCOM or to exercise, levy or enforce any distress, diligence or other process against the Solar Power Developer / Project Company . 

 

The Guarantor Bank acknowledges that this PERFORMANCE BANK GUARANTEE is not personal to the DISCOM and may be assigned,  in whole or in part, (whether  absolutely  or by way of security)  by the DISCOM to any entity to whom the DISCOM is entitled to assign its rights and obligations under the PPA dated: .

 

Notwithstanding anything contained here in above, our liability under this Guarantee   is restricted to Rs. _________(Rupees ___________ only) and it shall remain in force until            [Insert date] with an additional claim period of thirty (30) days thereafter. We are liable to pay the guaranteed amount or any part thereof under this Bank Guarantee only if the DISCOM serves upon us a written claim or demand.

Signature                                      

 

Name                                   

 

Power of Attorney No.                              

For

           [Insert Name of the Bank]

 

Banker's Stamp and Full Address.

 

Dated this          day of           , 20   

Witness:

1.  …………………………………… Signature

Name and Address

2.  …………………………………..

 

Signature

 

Name and Address

 

Notes:

The Stamp Paper of Rs. 100/- Non Judicial Paper should be in the name of the Executing           Bank.

 

 

 

D. GENERAL GUIDELIENS:


b. For purchase of land, which is an Inam land, occupancy certificate/Form-B patta from competent authority shall be obtained.

c. Assigned lands should not be purchased without prior written permission of RDO.

d. For purchase of joint family property, the borrower should ensure that all the co-parceners of the vendor family join in the execution of the sale deed.

e. For purchase of lands covered under Master Plan of the respective Urban Development Authority, the borrower shall ensure that the proposed land is falling within the Industrial Zone.

f. If the borrowers are seeking loans on land & buildings, the borrower shall purchase the lands in the name of proprietor/firm/company/ society as the case may be.

g. Generally, the Corporation will not accept third party collateral security.

 

The following are the loan security documents to be executed by the borrowers in favour of the Bank and the required documents for a particular loan are to be taken from amongst the documents mentioned below:

1. Deed of Hypothecation
2. Memorandum of Deposit of Title Deeds
3. Guarantee Agreement
4. Loan Agreement
5. Promissory Note
6. Assignment of Development Rights

The applicable documents from out of the above shall be executed by the borrowers in favour of the Bank.

The solar power developer, in this case the borrower shall pay the necessary stamp duty that is to be payable and applicable in the State of Andhra Pradesh on the security documents.

The above list is not exhaustive and after scrutiny of the documents that are submitted, if some more documents are required for establishing a valid marketable title for the properties being offered as security for the loan sanctioned by the Bank, the entrepreneurs have to submit the same. For any clarifications, you may contact the Legal Officer in the Branch or Legal Department in the Head Office.

 

SANCTION

 

  • Brief project report
  • Copy of  company registration certificate
  • Bio-data of proprietor / partners / directors with 2 pasport size colour photographs as per proforma alongwith copies of certificates regarding academic qualifications, experience etc.
  • Solvency declaration of proprietor / partners / directors as per proforma (on rs.20 non-judicial stamp paper)
  • Copy of partnership deed & firm registration in respect of firms/memorandum and articles of association & certificate of incorporation in respect of companies.
  • Copy of land sale deed/ sale agreement / allotment letter of apiic ltd.
  • Building plans (approved plans in respect of hotels/nursing homes/commercial & residential complexes proposals)
  • Civil estimates
  • Letter from the lessor expressing willingness to let out the building and execution of regd. Lease agreement for 25 years in the unit is proposed in leasehold lands with rough plan.
  • Quotations for machinery and equipment from standard suppliers alongwith comparartive quotations.
  • Copy of panchayat / municipal approval.
  • Copy of power feasibility letter from a.p.transco.
  • Copies of collateral security property documents.
  • Working results (audited balance shdeets and profit & loss accounts) for the last 3 years in respect of existing units and the provisional for the current year with all schedules.
  • Working results (audited balance shdeets and profit & loss accounts) for the last 3 years of associated concerns of promoters, in the case of existing cos.
  • Particulars of available assets (land, buildings, machinery) in respect of existing unit.
  • Other details such as raw material & market tie-ups, technology tie-up with background of technical consultant etc.
  • .

    Copy of PPA

    Credentials of the party providing PPA

    URL of the party providing PPA

  • Service charge @ 0.5% of loan applied 12.36% service tax on the service charges at the time of filing the application.
  • Upfront fee @ 0.5% of the loan sanctioned 12.36% service tax on upfront fee at the time of first disbursement.

 


Steps involved

1) Register a company (Proprietorship or Partnership or Pvt Ltd or Public Limited) for setting up Solar power Project. Get accredition. Get registered with mnre. Preferred for REC projects.

2) Open a bank account in the new company name if you are an individual . Old name will do if you intend running the solar power generation in the old company’s name.

3) Acquire adequate  land on your company name for setting up Solar Power Project. Create provision for evacuation or atleast get flow study done.

3) Deposit 10% of the project cost in the bank account on company name and take proof of funds from the bank.
4) GET Accredition from local NLDC. GET “ flow study “ approval from Transco. Prepare DPR

5) PPA copy to be there in the DPR or bank loan application.  Get permission to feed power to the T&D network

Bank loan application to have 

1) Proof of Land Ownership , patta, unencumberance certificate
2) DPR,
3) PPA / 
4) Company incorporation certificate by an auditor
5)  Bank Balance in the new bank account.

 

 


 

 

Equity funding: This is probably the best way to fund and manage a solar power project. Not many developers will have their own funds. 

Pre financing by EPC companies: This can be done by EPCs.But mostly most EPCs operate on tight budgets. The profits in EPC business is not much and hence to expect funding from them is not right.  

Suppliers credit : Normally given by module manufacturers from usa and china to large customers, it is not equity funding, but it helps a lot.  It is also possible to get such credits from  Inverter makers and Tracking sistems makers. That is in case you are going for a tracking sistem.  Especially those tracking sistems that claim over 25 % increase in efficiency can afford to give some credit as they can recover their money from the increased power generated. Many of these companies are funded by VCs and may have provision to give suppliers credit

Non-recourse project financing 

This is the preferred financing structure, wherein the lending institutions would provide debt to a special purpose vehicle set-up for the project and would have a lien on the project’s cash-flows. However as this structure does not provide recourse to the developer’s balance sheet, lending institutions require rock-solid agreements for revenues from the projects. The above structure gives an option for obtaining non-recourse Project Financing. However the developer needs to ensure that the following are in place to make the

lending institutions comfortable Performance – Contractual guarantees from technology providers for the long-term performance of the plant revenues – Long-term power purchase agreements with credible consumers, i.e. direct power sale to the consumer. As discussed above, the current structure of the JNNSM PPA may not be bankable due to the credibility of many states. The government has been contemplating a tri-partite agreement between the developer, state discom and the Reserve Bank of India to ensure the PPAs bankability, however this is not confirmed yet.

 RenewableEnergy Certificate – developers can forego the preferential tariff and trade the RECs on the energy exchange. However the market is in its nascent stage and depends on the state’s renewable purchase obligations.

 Project viability – In addition to the above, developers must convince lenders that projects are viable and have the capability of repaying debt without outside assistance. This could mean that the project has to fund a Debt-Service-Reserve-Account in addition to having healthy

Debt-ServiceCoverage-Ratios. 

Other options for financing 

Other non-conventional options for financing include:

 

 

 U.S. EX-IM BANK FINANCING FOR INDIAN SOLAR POWER PROJECTS 

 

 1.What is U.S. Ex-Im bank? Or 

   Who are the beneficiaries of U.S. Ex-Imbank financing?

  • U.S.Ex-Im Bank financing is usually the most cost-effective source of financing for international customers to purchase U.S. made technology.
  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank: top priority to support renewable energy & environmental exports
  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank supports short, medium, and long-term financing to creditworthy international customers, and working capital guarantees to U.S. exporters
  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank is interested in any size project

 2. What are the advantages of U.S. Ex-Im bank financing over Indian banks? 

  • The interest rate offered is lesser than Indian banks. You can get limited recourse financing. You can get financing far more than the traditional 70%:30% :: debt:equity structure. 

 3. Who is eligible for U.S. Ex-Im bank financing? 

  • All big companies with clean and healthy balance sheets are eligible for U.S. Ex-Im financing. 

 4. What kind of financing is provided by U.S. Ex-Im bank? 

  • U.S. Ex-Im supports solar projects on a project finance (limited recourse) basis as well as does balance sheet financing. 

 5. Does the bank have any special programs for renewable energy projects? 

  • Terms of up to 18-years for renewable energy projects.
  • Up to 30% local cost support within the U.S. scope of supply.
  • Capitalization of interest during construction.
  • Creation of the Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports in 2008.
  • Creation of a Renewable Energy Express Program in 2010. 

 6.Renewable Energy Express sounds interesting, but what is it all about? 

  • Renewable Express: Renewable Express helps Indian buyers of U.S. clean-energy equipment, technology and services by providing streamlined financing for small clean-energy projects. U.S. Ex-Im Bank can process transactions of between $3 million to $10 million in as few as 60 days.

 7.What is the clean energy portfolio like?

  •  Today, it is a highly active portfolio exceeding $3 billion that includes financing for exports of renewable energy equipment, energy efficiency technologies, wastewater treatment projects, air pollution technologies, waste management services, and other goods and services.

 8. What is the easiest way to avail U.S. Ex-Im bank financing? 

Direct Loan

  • Direct Loans made by U.S. Ex-Im Bank to a foreign buyer.
  • Interest rate for an 18-year Direct Loan is 2.95% (as of November 14, 2012).
  • The International borrower submits the Direct Loan application.
  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank requires the buyer to make a cash payment to the exporter equal to atleast 15% of the U.S. supply contract.
  • 15% cash payment can either be borrowed from a lender or the exporter, or befrom the buyer’s own funds.
  • Shipping must be made on U.S.-flag vessel (except air shipments).

 9. Is any kind of guarantee required for availing an U.S. Ex-Imbank loan? 

Loan Guarantee

  • Guaranteed Loans made by commercial banks (U.S. or foreign) to a foreign buyer with a 100% unconditional repayment guarantee from U.S. Ex-Im Bank.
  • Guarantee covers 85% of the U.S. content of the transaction.
  • Banks often finance the 15% required cash payment.
  • Guarantee available in major foreign currencies.
  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank also has Local Currency Loan Guarantees. 

Working Capital Guarantee

  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank provides 90% repayment Guarantee for working capital loans.
  • The Working Capital Guarantee serves as the collateral to the commercial lender by mitigating the risk inherent when the source of repayment for the loan is an overseas contract.
  • Enables exporters to finance materials, labor, and overhead to produce goods/services for export.
  • In FY 2011, Calisolar, Amonix, Suniva, Miasole, Southwest Windpower, and others used this program to finance production for export sales. 

 10.  First Solar is a big solar panel manufacturing company in the US. Have any projects benefitted from using First Solar modules/panels? 

  11.  Are joint ventures and/or subsidiary companies also eligible for U.S. Ex-Im bank financing?

  •  Solar Field Energy Two, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiran Energy Solar Private Power Ltd. gets U.S. Ex-Im funding for their solar project! 
  • Mahindra Surya Prakash, a joint venture of Kiran Energy and Mahindra Holding Ltd., received loan for two solar facilities.

  12. Can a long-term financing be entered into? 

 13.  Can same company apply for loan 2nd time around albeit for a different project? 

  • Azure Power again gets a nitrogen boost for its solar business in the form of $70.35 million loan from U.S. Ex-Im bank.  

 14.  Are only solar PV projects eligible or solar thermal (CSP) projects also? 

 15.  What if I, as a company would like to go for a consortium of lending institutions and U.S. Ex-Im bankbe one of them?

  •  Welspun Energy secures the financial closure for their solar PV project in Rajasthan. In achieving this financial closure a consortium of lending institutions were involved.

 16 .What is the duration for provision of loans?

Or

How does one benefit from U.S. Ex-Im loans for renewable energy projects? 

Loans: 

1. Medium-Term

  • Typically up to five years repayment and under $10 million
  • Export-Credit Insurance and Guarantees of Commercial Loans.

Benefits:

  • Quick turnaround
  • Covers both capital goods and services
  • Lower financing costs with negotiated interest rates Covers both principal and interest

 

2. Long-Term

  • Typically up to 10 years repayment or over $10 million
  • Guarantees of Commercial Loans

Benefits:

  • Extended repayment terms depend on the project but could be up to 18 years for renewable-energy power
  • Available in U.S. dollar and foreign currencies, including the Indian rupee
  • Negotiable interest rates with fixed interest- rate options
  • Tailored principal repayment profiles available.

  

 17. What is the fee charged by U.S. Ex-Im for providing services?

Fees

 18. I’m interested in applying, how do I apply for a loan?

Or

How do I know if I’m eligible to apply?

ü  Procedure for applying to a U.S. Ex-Im bank loan

ü  Eligibility requirement for applying to a U.S. Ex-Im bank loan 

 19.Can I get more detailed information about availing loan from U.S. Ex-Im bank?

 

ü  Detailed information about various types of loans and related products on offer by U.S. Ex-Im bank for renewable energy (solar) project developers

 

   Export credit agencies / International investment cum insurance agencies     US EXIM 0.7% (LIBOR27) 3.5%  (Margin) 6.5% (Hedging) = 10.7% Loan Up to 80�sed on value of imports 9 – 16 years duration    Approx. 1.45  DSCR  

  Borrowing from the US EXIM bank has certain limitations for projects.  

 The total consideration of project cost for debt can only be a maximum of 30% over and above the cost of imports from the US. As this financing option is usually based on module imports and prices for modules account for only around 40% of the total project cost, the developer will need to club a US EXIM loan with another source of finance, thereby potentially increasing the cost of procuring debt.    The timelines for financial closure for projects under different policies in India range from six to eight months. TUS EXIM bank can take between six to nine months to process loan requests. Developers aiming for a US EXIM loan usually have to arrange for alternative bridge financing  The long processing time is attributed mostly to the lengthy legal, technical and financial due diligence undertaken by the bank. The due diligence  increases transaction costs.   US EXIM financing is ideal for projects of size 10 MW and above. Only  such projects can bear the high transaction costs. Moreover, to qualify for US EXIM financing, the project developer must import modules and in some cases other equipment from the US.        

Important International  export  credit agencies/export insurance agencies are: Euler Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG (Germany), China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (China), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (Japan), Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (South Korea), Swiss Export Risk Insurance (Switzerland), Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Australia), OesterreichischeKontrollbank AG (Austria), Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad, (Malaysia), Export Development Canada (Canada), Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation (Hong Kong).

 

Foreign funding – Large project developers can tap international banks to get

lower rates of finance. However, hedging can put a substantial dent in the rate differential and only someone ready to take the currency risk should resort to this option.

The idea of collecting large number of small projects and approaching exim bank or LIbor , doesnt make much sense. it can probably operate as suppliers credit. At best.

SBICAPS   SBI Capital Markets (SBICAPS)  

finances solar projects.  Foreign banks in general are  open to lending to Indian investment banks for a portfolio of similar projects. This debt is then passed on to the developers with a margin and a hedging charge. The actual lending to the developer takes place based on RBI guidelines.

SBICAPS has been involved with the financing of projects developed by Tata Power Co., Kiran Energy, Sunborne, Alex Astral and Acme Tele Power.

There are other investment banks operating in India include the

Bank of America,

Barclays Capital,

BNP Paribas,

Lazard,

Credit Suisse,        

 

 

 

 

        OPIC   The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)is the U.S. government’s development finance institution.  OPIC  supports solar in India by providing  financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.  OPIC  has committed  Rs 55 billion  to the renewables sector globally last year and nearly one-quarter of it had been earmarked for India.  OPIC is  involved in financing of projects by Azure Power and Sun Edison in India.

 

  IREDA   The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) is a development funding institution but operates as a NBFC under the administrative control of MNRE for providing term loans for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

 

IREDA has  a Rs 13 billion  of credit from KfW for a broad mandate of promoting renewable power in India but has not been particularly active in financing utility scale solar projects till date. IREDA also provides loans to other banks at interest rates as low as 2-5% so as to incentivize them to finance renewable projects. Your bank manager can work with IREDA to get low cost funding. It is a less known and less used route.    

 

 

ADB   ADB  provides financing support under the India Solar Generation Guarantee Facility (ISGGF), under its Asia Solar Energy Initiative (ASEI) . Apart from providing debt as per ADB’s LIBOR-based lending facility towards solar transmission infrastructure in Gujarat, ADB also considers direct financing and/or guarantees for projects greater than 25 MW. Reliance Power’s 100 MW CSP plant has been partially financed with both debt and equity participation by ADB. Under ISGGF, ADB provides partial credit guarantees (PCGs) available to local and foreign commercial banks that finance private sector solar power plants in the country. This guarantee covers up to 50% of the payment default risk on bank loans made to project developers. Currently, two commercial banks have been approved by ADB as eligible partner banks: L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (India) and the NorddeutscheLandesbank (abbreviated Nord/LB, Germany). ADB aims to support 3 GW of solar power capacity in developing member countries by May 2013.

 

          

KfW and DEG   Germany’s KfW and DEG are also invest in  the Indian solar market. KfW is involved in lending to a 125 MW project by Mahagenco in Maharashtra and DEG has provided Rs 6.80cr  risk capital in the form of Compulsory Convertible Debentures (CCDs) to Azure Power     Other active sources for funds Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), U.K Department for International Development Cooperation (DFID), Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investmet Bank (EIB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

 

 

 

 Indian banks are being very conservative, insisting on 1.2-1.3 DSC ratio. For project economics to look more attractive to developers, DSC ratios should be at a minimum of 1.1-1.15. At this rate, the attractiveness of several projects begins to change substantially.

 

L&T Infrastructure Finance Company (subsidiary of L&T Financing Holdings),

 Power Finance Corporation (PFC), 

 Mahindra Finance, 

IDFC, 

 IL&FS, 

SBI Capital Markets and 

 Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). 

US EXIM bank an  active Export Credit Agency (ECA). IFC,

a member of the World Bank Group

 has provided financing for projects by developers such as Green Infra, Mahindra Solar, Azure Power and SunEdison India. 

ADB provides financing support under the India Solar Generation Guarantee Facility (ISGGF), under its Asia Solar Energy Initiative (ASEI) to promote the development of solar energy in India. Currently, two commercial banks have been approved by ADB as eligible partners: L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (India) and the Norddeutsche Landesbank (abbreviated Nord/LB, Germany).

 

 NEWS RELATED TO PROJECT FINANACING

A demand for the creation of a separate window under the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) has been made by the industry. It may provide a boost to the country’s domestic solar energy projects by providing easy access to finance for such clean energy technology, the industry has stated in a FICCI white paper.

The paper on reducing the cost of finance for solar energy projects through NCEF has been submitted to the government for consideration.

The Fund was announced in the budget 2011-12 and is expected to be a step for funding research and innovative projects in clean energy technology. The white paper in essence, suggests innovative models for sharing and distribution of risk and cost of financing through NCEF as the cost of financing from the domestic Financial Institutions is high.

“Given the challenges faced by the solar industry in India due to the high cost of finance, the government’s decision to extend an interest subsidy from the NCEF for enabling lowering the cost of finance for renewable energy projects is a commendable step,” states the white paper.

The paper recommends that the interest subsidy be made available for eligible projects and routed through the lenders to such projects so that borrowers would get lower interest rates for the loans while the lenders directly receive the subsidy. The FICCI Solar Energy Task Force was launched in February 2010, with the launch of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to provide a platform for the solar energy sector to deliberate on policy and regulatory issues and advance interests of the sector at domestic and global platforms.

The document states that since solar energy projects are treated on par and as part of all power sector and categorised under power for categorisation and monitoring of sector exposure, it limits the availability of finance to the sector. Treating solar energy projects under a separate category (say, Renewable Power) or under a sub-limit, similar to RPO norms stipulated by Electricity Regulatory Commissions, will provide the much needed fillip to lending to solar energy projects. In view of the absence of a separate exposure limit to renewable energy, providing a thrust to the sector for creating additional funding mechanisms becomes an imperative.

An interest subsidy could be made available for eligible projects and routed through the lenders to such projects. Thus, borrowers would get lower interest rates for the loans (not a reimbursement) while the lenders directly receive the subsidy. Since number of projects seeking such interest subsidy will be relatively large, some selection mechanism will have to be implemented to select such projects.

One way to select such projects can be in line with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) scheme for rooftop subsidy, where-in channel partners can directly seek subsidy on behalf of customers. In a similar way, the Concerned Nodal Agency (CNA) can have banks as channel partners where-in Banks would be able to seek interest subsidy directly on behalf of projects. Under such a mechanism, banks acting as Channel Partners would do their own due diligence on the projects before approaching MNRE or the CNA. This will ensure that only quality projects get such an interest subsidy.

Since there are no industry-wide benchmarked interest rates, domestic lenders typically lend on semi-fixed rate, that is, interest rate linked to a base rate which is reviewed from time to time. Such fluctuation in the rate of interest is borne by the borrowers. The lenders may be incentivised to provide fixed interest rate loan for three to five years by providing an additional interest subsidy (for instance, 1-2 per cent per annum higher than the regular interest subsidy). Cost of financing can also be brought down through a guarantee scheme that guarantees a certain percentage of exposure to banks.

Non-performance of this guarantee scheme can be funded through the NCEF. NCEF will need to create a corpus that will act as a backstop determined based on an assumed default rate. To prevent the issue of moral hazard, guarantee can be provided on 50 per cent of exposure to the bank.

 

The ministry is gradually running out of funds allocated for giving  subsidies , this is a fact .FICCI has advised to use  NCEF fund however , as it was already commented by  joint secretary  Tarun Kapoor in RENERGY 2013 in chennai  "We are currently getting part of the funds used for subsidy from the National Clean Energy Fund and we are talking to them for more funds," he added.

 

The white paper is of the view that interest rates in India are high compared to other countries including developed and other emerging markets such as China. While loans from international organisations are available at a low interest rate, the hedging costs have impeded its utility. While multilateral agencies are willing to lend, they do not want to take the Rupee exposure. In case of floating rate, the hedging cost includes cost of hedging currency and cost of hedging interest rate. Both these costs lead to a much higher effective cost of debt. As a result, a fully hedged loan in foreign currency, for example the US Dollar, becomes expensive. It is suggested that while the fluctuation in the rate of interest in the case of international loans may be borne by the borrower, the currency should be hedged with government support.

 

SOLAR OFF-GRID AND REFINANCE SCHEME
About the scheme


This is a scheme of The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Government of India, New Delhi for promoting commercial marketing of solar energy systems and devices in the country.

This scheme is being implemented as soft loan scheme for off –grid applications of solar energy (Both Photovoltaic & Thermal) under capital subsidy.
 
Models eligible for Loaning:
  1. MNRE finalized 11 model projects in consultation with IREDA and NABARD. Projects that are not specified by the MNRE, to be eligible for funding need prior approval from the PAC of MNRE.
  2. Applicable to Flat plate and evacuated Tube collector based solar water heating systems manufactured/installed by the BIS approved manufacturers subjected to fulfillment of terms and conditions.
 
 Implementation period:


The scheme will be in operation up to 31.03.2013 and continuation of scheme shall be informed from time to time.

 
 Loan Amount:
 

Bank loan is 50%, subsidy 30%,and margin 20%.

 Eligibility
  1. Employees of Central /state Government, public sector undertakings.
  2. Salaried employees with confirmed service of 5 years and take home monthly salary of not less than Rs. 2000/- after meeting the proposed loan installment.
  3. Professional and self employed persons with Annual net income of Rs. 60000/- as evidenced by Income tax return or chartered Accountants certificate and supported by satisfactory P&C from their Bankers.
  4. In addition to the above, any individual, Institution, non commercial organization or commercial organizations including Hostels, company Townships, Hostels and colleges etc. are also eligible for finance
Note: End users (other then individuals) have to give an undertaking that no depreciation allowance will be claimed under Income Tax rules)
 

 Rate of Interest and Lock in period of Bank loan


  1. Rate of interest is @ 5% p.a. on residual project cost.(project cost minus capital subsidy and borrowers margin)
  2. The loan repayment period would have minimum lock in period of 3 years from the date of disbursement of the first installment of the loan.
 
 Release of Capital Subsidy:

AThe capital subsidy component would be released to the suppliers on behalf of the borrower by the financing bank only after satisfactory installation and commissioning of the system.
 
 Repayment


Maximum period of 5 years

 
 Processing and other service charges:

To be levied as applicable to consumer durable Loans.
 
 Penal rate of interest:

@ 2% over and above the stipulated interest rate for defaulted   loans for the defaulted installments /amount    
 
 Security norms:

  1. Hypothecation of assets created out of bank finance.
  2. Suitable guarantor/ co obligation good for the loan amount.
  3. No collateral security up to the credit  limits of Rs. 50,000/-
  4. If the credit limits exceeding Rs.50, 000/- adequate approved securities as collateral are to be obtained.
 
 Insurance


The unit should be insured for full value and for all possible risks.

 

NEWS RELATED TO PROJECT FINANCING

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ABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOVE

1.LATEST SOLAR NEWS AND VIEWS IN ANDHRA PRADESH  

2.CAPITAL COST OF SOLAR  PV  MW SCALE POWER PLANTS  

3.TWO ROUTES TO SOLAR POWER GENERATION :.  PPA / REC   

4. IDEAL LAND FOR SOLAR POWER PLANTS    

5.SOLAR POWER GENERATION PROJECT FINANCING    


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BELOW  

6.REC   

7.APPC COST PER UNIT STATE WISE 

8.ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION 

9.SUBSTATION LOCATIONS AND POWER GENERATION POTENTIAL

10.UNBID AND UNDERBID SUBSTATIONS - OPPORTUNITY!

11.GRID CONNECTIVITY AND  EVACUATION PROCEDURE

12.SOLAR PARK : AVAILABILITY IN AP 

13.STEPS FOR SOLAR CAPTIVE FOR FACTORY

14.SOLAR NEWS

15.AP SOLAR POLICY     

16.DESIGN OF ROOF TOP

17.OTHER SOLAR BUSINESS OPURTUNITIES

18.REGISTERED  SPV SUPPLIERS

19. DNI AND NEWS OF DISTRICTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

20. FAQ'S

 


 

 6. REC

 

 

State RPO Target for 2011-12 RPO Target For 2012-13 RPO Target For 2013-14
Andhra Pradesh 0.00% 0.25% 0.25%

 

  PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR REC ACCREDITATION: 

Procedure to be followed by RE generators while applying for Accreditation from APSLDC : 

A)   Log on to www.recregistryindia.in and enter the details of RE generator including the land registration / lease details, etc as per the CERC guidelines dated 09-11- 2010.

B)   Take print out of Acknowledgement; sign on each paper and  submit along with application. 

C)   Sign the declaration form & strike-off the non-applicable paragraphs for claiming eligibility and also fill the details of possession of land.

D)  Submit the Application (hard copy) along with following documents to the Chief Engineer, APSLDC, Vidyutsoudha, Hyderabad.  

 

i)   Undertaking of availability of land in possession for setting up generating station or Certified copy of the Registered lease/Sale Deed.

ii)    Power  Evacuation  Arrangement  permission  letter  from  the  host  state Transmission utility or the concerned Distribution Licensee. 

iii)  Confirmation of Metering Arrangement and Metering location with single line diagram.

iv)  Enclose ABT Meter Type, Manufacturer, Model, Serial Number, class and Accuracy etc. for Gross Energy Consumption, Auxiliary consumption and self- consumption (for CPPs).

v)  Documentary evidence for Date of Commissioning of RE project for existing eligible RE project or proposed date of Commissioning for new RE project for accreditation.

vi)  Undertaking regarding Off-take/Power Purchase Agreement. Documentary evidence in case the generator is a Captive Power Plant. 

vii)     Proposed Model and Make for critical equipment (say WTG, STG, PVModule) for the RE project. Confirmation of compliance of critical equipment with relevant applicable IEC or CEA standards.

viii)    Undertaking  for  compliance  with  the  usage  of  fossil  fuel  criteria  as specified by MNRE. 

ix)  Demand Draft towards application processing fees. 

x)    Demonstrate Compliance with the Eligibility conditions as prescribed by MNRE/Competent Authority. 

xi)   Enclose connectivity Diagram/Single Line Diagram of the station clearly identifying the units to be considered for Accreditation and showing the Metering Arrangement. 

xii)  Attach the copy of clearances/Approvals. 

 

a)   MoU between the company & NED cap. 

b)   Environment Clearance Certificate from AP pollution control board, Hyderabad(if applicable). 

c)    Boiler Certificate from AP boiler inspection department, Hyderabad (if applicable). 

d)    Contract labour license from AP labour department. 

e)     Fire safety certificate from AP fire department(if applicable). 

f)     Latest tax receipt from the Municipal/Gram panchayat for the factory land(if applicable). 

g)      Auditor compliance certificate regarding fossil fuel utilization.  

h)        Approval from Chief Electrical Inspector. 

 i)       Clearance from forest department(if applicable).

  

xiii)    Enclose Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association of a company and Certificate of Incorporation, in case of Pvt Ltd company/ Certificate of incorporation & certificate of Business commencement, in case of public Ltd company. 

xiv)  Appointment of Statutory Auditor. 

xv)  Details of pending court cases, if any, with Hon’ble APERC, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble High Court of A.P. or any other Court. 

xvi)  Any other related documents as requested by APSLDC.  

 

E)   Fee particulars for processing of Accreditation: 

 i)     The application for accreditation of RE Generation Projects shall be accompanied by a non-refundable ‘one-time Accreditation Processing Fees’ at the rate of Rs.5618 /- per application (including  service tax    

           at 12.36 %).

 

 Checklist to be submitted by State Agency to Central Agency:

 

To be submitted on letter head of concerned State Agency

 

Checklist to be submitted by State Agency to Central Agency while recommending project for Registration under REC Mechanism

 

Name of RE Generator:

Accreditation Number:

Source :

 

Total Capacity of Project (MW)

Accredited Capacity (MW)

Accredited Capacity under third party/ APPC sale (MW),

 if applicable

Accredited Capacity utilized for self consumption (MW),

if applicable

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.N.

Checklist

Yes

(Please tick, if applicable )

No

(Please tick, if correct)

Remark / Any other information

1.

Is RE Generator opting for third party sale

 

 

 

 

Is RE Generator selling power to discom at APPC

 

 

 

2.

Is RE Generator a CPP opting for self consumption

 

 

 

3.

Is RE Generator a CGP opting for  for self consumption

 

 

 

4.

Whether all procedures for accreditation according to CERC REC Regulations and approved REC Procedures have been followed

 

 

 

In case RE Generator is CPP/ CGP/ RE Generator opting for REC Scheme for self consumption then please provide following details:

a

Whether electricity duty is leviable and being paid. If not, then reasons along with documentary support be furnished by the said CPP/CGP/RE Generator

 

 

 

b.

Whether benefits of concessional/promotional transmission  or wheeling charges are availed

 

 

 

c.

Whether banking facility benefit is availed

 

 

 

 

It is also certified that all procedures for accreditation according to CERC REC Regulations, approved REC Procedures have been followed at our end.

 

 

 

 Place:                                                                                                                                                 Name of Authorised Signatory

 Date:                                                                                                                                                                 Name of State Agency

  POINTS TO REMEMBER:

•All communication regarding REC Mechanism is to be addressed as follows: "The Nodal officer, REC Mechanism,1st Floor National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) office,Power sistem Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO),B-9, Qutab Institutional Area, KatwariaSarai, New Delhi-110016".

•All dak regarding REC Mechanism shall be accepted only through services of India Post and no dakshall be accepted by hand or through courier services.

•The Application(s) for issuance of RECs/Registration of Project or other issues should be sent by the RE generator(s) on individual project basis and the name of the RE Generator and 'Accreditation number' / 'Registration number', as applicable has to be clearly stated on the envelope.

 

 

 

 

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  SOLAR REC AT Rs4/- AND Rs 6.50 /- ?! ?!  MNRE ?!

 

Floor Price: Solar PV

The Commission determined Solar PV tariff for FY 2013-14 at Rs. 8.75 per kWh. (Without Accelerated depreciation benefit) As per the proposed REC Regulations, the floor price is the maximum difference between the Minimum viability for that technology and the APPC cost for states for that year. The minimum viability is the tariff comes out to be Rs. 6.17 per KWh.  Maximum difference between minimum viability and APPC of various States, comes out to be  (6.17-2.26) 3.91 Rs./KWh. Rounding off to the nearest hundred’s place, the floor price for the year 2013-14 comes out to be Rs. 4000 per kWh.

 

Forbearance Price: Solar PV

The forbearance Price as per the CERC REC Regulations is the maximum difference between the tariff determined by the Commission and the States APPC. For the year 2013-14, the Forbearance price comes out to be 6.49 Rs./KWh (8.75-2.26). Rounding off to the next hundred’s place, that Forbearance price comes out to be Rs. 6500 per MWh.

 

Vintage based Multiplier for Solar PV Projects registered sofar

Floor price proposed for the Solar PV projects commissioned now onwards in FY2013-14 to Rs. 4000/REC in FY 2013-14. It is proposed that the Solar PV projects registered so far considering the Floor price of Rs. 9300 per MWh would be issued higher number of Solar RECs 31.03.2017, for 1 MWH of generation. The factor will be called VBM and this will be calculated as (Floor price during FY12 divided by the floor price of FY13). Therefore 2.32 (9300/4000 =2.32) RECs will be issued for each MWh of generation and the plant commissioned already registered so far  be issued 2.32 REC for each MWh of generation.

 

 

It is also proposed that in future 1.04 2017 if Floor price fixed below the proposed Floor price of 2013-14, for the projects registered so far denomination of RECs will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Beyond 1.04 2017, it is proposed that the projects already registered will issued one Solar PV RECs for generation and injection of one MWh and will be traded between the Floor and forbearance price determined for the projects commissioned beyond 1.04 2017.

 

Vintage based Multiplier for Solar PV Projects

It is proposed that, in case of future reduction in Floor price, Solar PV projects commissioned after the date of this Order, in a particular year will be issued RECs considering their vintages for next 10 years. The Commission will determine suitable VBM for such projects and protect the interest of  such projects.

 


 

 

7.  APPC:-AVERAGE POOLED PURCHASE COST

 

State

Current purchase price by state discoms/ ebs

 

 Rs per unit

Andhra Pradesh

2.50

Gujarat

2.98

Haryana

2.77

Himachal Pradesh

2.23

Karnataka

2.66

Kerala

1.99

Madhya Pradesh

2.09

Maharashtra

2.62

Punjab

2.71

Rajasthan

2.60

Tamil Nadu

3.38

Uttarakhand

2.34

Uttar Pradesh

2.62

West Bengal

2.43

 

 * Please visit the respective state websites for the current prices, they may be marginally more by10 to 20 paise.

* In a bid to relieve the state of power crisis, the AP Gov announced its Solar Energy Policy-2012 and invited developers to invest in solar power plants while announcing several incentives for them.

The sops will be extended to solar power developers who commission their plants by June 2014 and the incentives will be in force for a period of seven years from the date of implementation of their projects.   There will be no wheeling and transmission charges from the projects to the desired locations for captive use or sale to a third party within the state through a 33 KV sistem subject to industries keeping  within its contracted demand. However, wheeling and transmission charges for wheeling of power for sale outside the state will be as per APERC regulations.

Cross-subsidy surcharge shall not be applicable for Open Access obtained for third party sale within the state subject to the industries maintaining their demand within its contracted demand with the Discoms. It is not applicable for captive use. All solar projects will be exempted from electricity duty for captive consumption and third-party sale within the state.

VAT for inputs required for the projects will be refunded by commercial taxes department. The industries department will provide incentive in terms of refund of stamp duty and registration charges for land purchased for setting up of the projects. All projects developed with the above incentives will also be eligible for REC benefits. Power generated from a project shall be injected at an appropriate voltage to the nearest sub-station of the AP Transco.

Land acquisition: The state government made it clear that no fossil fuel like coal, gas, lignite, naphtha and wood shall be allowed to be used in a solar power plant.

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP Ltd (NEDCAP) will act as a nodal agency and implement the policy. A high-level committee headed by the principal secretary (energy) will monitor the progress of executon of solar power projects under the new policy.

AP's advantage: Andhra Pradesh is one of the most suitable locations in the country for installing solar power projects as, on an average, it gets about 300 sunny days in a year with solar insolation of 5.5 to 6 KWh/m². Also, well-networked power grid will facilitate projects with easy connectivity.

 

 


 

 

  ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION WHAT IS AD? WHO CAN CLAIM AD? ADVANTAGES FOR AD CLIENTS IN SOLAR PROJECTS

 What is Accelerated Depreciation in solar power generation and how can I benefit from it? 

 

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOVE

1.LATEST SOLAR NEWS AND VIEWS IN ANDHRA PRADESH  

2.CAPITAL COST OF SOLAR  PV  MW SCALE POWER PLANTS  

3.TWO ROUTES TO SOLAR POWER GENERATION :.  PPA / REC   

4. IDEAL LAND FOR SOLAR POWER PLANTS    

5.SOLAR POWER GENERATION PROJECT FINANCING    

6.REC   

7.APPC COST PER UNIT STATE WISE 

8.ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION  

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BELOW  

 

 9.SUBSTATION LOCATIONS AND POWER GENERATION POTENTIAL

10.UNBID AND UNDERBID SUBSTATIONS - OPPORTUNITY!

11.GRID CONNECTIVITY AND  EVACUATION PROCEDURE

12.SOLAR PARK : AVAILABILITY IN AP 

13.STEPS FOR SOLAR CAPTIVE FOR FACTORY

14.SOLAR NEWS

15.AP SOLAR POLICY     

16.DESIGN OF ROOF TOP

17.OTHER SOLAR BUSINESS OPURTUNITIES

18.REGISTERED  SPV SUPPLIERS

19. DNI AND NEWS OF DISTRICTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

20. FAQ'S

 


 

   

 

 

 9.List of Substations in Andhra Pradesh:

 

 Status of 220KV & 132KV Transmission Schemes Approved by APERC As on 31/10/2012 See details

Status of 400kV Transmission Schemes approved by APERC as on 30.09.2012      See Details

Status of 220KV &132KV Transmission schemes(Vijayawada,Kadapa,Visakhapatnam)   See Details

 Projects - Status of 220KV &132KV Transmission schemes(Vijayawada,Kadapa,Visakhapatnam)  See Details    

Projects - Status of 220KV &132KV Transmission schemes(Warangal,Rural,Metro)    See Details

Projects - Status of 220KV &132KV Transmission schemes(Vijayawada,Vizag,Kadapa)  See details

 Projects - Status of 220&132KV Transmission Schemes(Warangal,Metro,Rural)  See details

Projects - Status of 220KV& 132 KV Transmission schemes(Vijayawada,Visakhapatnam,Kadapa)  See Details

Projects - Status of 220KV& 132 KV Transmission schemes(Warangal,Metro,Rural)  See details

Projects - Status of 220KV& 132 KV Transmission schemes(Vijayawada,Kadapa,Vizag)  See details

 Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Transmission Schemes (Vijayawada,Vishakapatnam,Kadapa)  See Details

 Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Transmission Schemes (Vijayawada,Vishakapatnam,Kadapa)  See details

 Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Transmission Schemes (Vijayawada,Vishakapatnam,Kadapa)  See details

 Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Transmission Schemes (Warangal,Hyderabad Metro,Hyderabad Rural)  See details

Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Lines and sub-station status(Vijayawada,Kadapa,Visakhapatnam)  See details

Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Lines and sub-station.(Vijayawada,Kadapa,Vizag Zones)  See Details

Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Lines and sub-station (Warangal,Metro,Rural Zones)  See Details

 Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Lines and sub-station status  See Details

Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Lines and sub-station status(Vijayawada,Kadapa,Visakhapatnam Zones)  See Details

Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Lines and sub-station status  See Details 

Projects - Status of 220KV&132 KV Lines and sub-station status(Kadapa,Vijayawada,Vizag zones)  See Details 

* India’s Andhra Pradesh state introduced its first solar-energy policy, offering tax benefits to projects and exemptions from power-transmission fees as the local government seeks investment to curb electricity shortages.

Plants built by June 2014 will be able to claim the incentives for seven years, according to an order issued yesterday by the state energy department.

“If executed appropriately, this policy would enable Andhra Pradesh to get a huge influx of investment from solar developers,” said Vishal Pandya, director at REConnect Energy Solutions Pvt., which advises companies in the industry.

The southern state, which says it gets some of India’s highest sun irradiation, is promoting solar energy to boost generation capacity after suffering a 17.3 percent power deficit in July. It’s working with other states toward a national goal of becoming one of the world’s fastest-growing solar markets, with a targeted 20,000 megawatts across India by 2022.

Andhra Pradesh didn’t set a specific goal for solar installations or announce higher tariffs, unlike the central government and Gujarat and Karnataka states, which have awarded above-market rates to developers for a limited amount of capacity.

To attract investment, Andhra Pradesh will waive transmission fees for using state-owned infrastructure. It also won’t charge a so-called cross-subsidy fee, which is levied to compensate state-owned distributors for losses they incur on supplying power below cost to households and farmers.

Solar projects will get refunds on value-added tax paid for equipment and on land duty and registration charges for sites. In addition, the state plans to speed up the approvals process, issuing permits to build grid connections within 21 days.

 

 

 


 

 

 

10. UNBID SUBSTATIONS LIST IN ANDHRA PRADESH AS ON MARCH 2013

 

During the recent bids (APRIL 2013) the following substations got no bids , hence  people having lands in and  around these substations have great chance to start up the project soon.  They have to for appc plus rec route and third party ppa plus rec route.

  UNDERBID LIST


That means there is scope for capacity addition in these substations. MORE........................ There are another 40 substations which did not get fully bid. That is Underbid.  

 

 

 


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11. APPLICATION FOR GRID CONNECTIVITY & EVACUATION FACILITY      

 

As per Andhra Pradesh Solar Policy, 2012, vide G.O. Ms No: 39 Dt: 26.09.2012, Vide item(9), Grid Connectivity and Evacuation facility, the power generated from a Solar Power Project shall be injected at an appropriate voltage to the nearest sub-station of the APTRANSCO / DISCOMs.

The evacuation line from interconnection point to grid substation shall be laid by the APTRANSCO or DISCOM at the cost of the project developer. However, if the project developer wishes to lay evacuation line by themselves, they can do so by paying the supervision charges, Engineering charges and Service Tax etc., as communicated by APTRANSCO / DISCOM to the respective organisation.

The intending private developers shall submit the grid connectivity application in the prescribed format to APTRANSCO / DISCOMs under copy to NREDCAP.

Description

To whom application is to be filed

For Plant Capacity of 1MW to 10MW

at 33KV level and below to be connected to 33/11KV SS at DISCOM Substations depending on existing power transformer capacity  OR

Dedicated 33KV feeder from 132K/33KV of STU Substations

 

 

 

Chief General Manager Commercial & IPC Respective DISCOMs of AP

(CPDCL/NPDCL/EPDCL/SPDCL)

 

 

 

 

Above 10 MW at EHT level based on

Executive Director,

Planning, RAC & Reforms

Room No 149, ‘A’ Block,

Vidyut Soudha, APTRANSCO,

capacity at 132KV/220KV/400KV

Khairatabad, Hyderabad

level

Tel: 040 – 23326272

Fax: 040 –23313791

email: ce_planning@yahoo.com

 The Application fee for Grid Connectivity is as follows 

Sr. No

Quantum Power to be injected into Intra State Transmission sistem

Non-refundable Application Fees (Rs. Lakhs )

1

Up to 100 MW

2.00

2

More Than 100 MW and upto 500 MW

3.00

3

More Than 500 MW and upto 1000 MW

6.00

4

More than 1000 MW

9.00

 The Application fee has to be paid by way of Demand Draft Drawn in favour of PAY OFFICER, APTRANSCO payable at Hyderabad to process Application. 

 


 

 

APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF CONNECTIVITY FOR SOLAR POWER PROJECTS 

IN ANDHRA PRADESH

 

Sr.

No

 

Item

 

Status /Information

I. Company Details

1

Name of the Applicant

/Organisation & Address for Correspondence

 

2

State Whether the applicant

/organisation is a

a)    Company Registered under Indian Companies act 1956.

b)   Co-Operative Society.

c)    Any other corporate entity.

d)   R.O.C

 

3

ADDRESS

i)   OFFICE

a)    Telephone No

b)   Fax No:

c)    email Address

ii) Authorised Person

Prime Contact Person

Designation Phone Number (Landline) Phone Number(Mobile)

Fax:

E-Mail

 

Alternate Contact person

Designation

Phone Number (Landline) Phone Number(Mobile)

Fax: E-Mail

 

4

In case of any other Corporate

entity, give details of Partners/Directors/ Owners

 

5

Income Tax Permanent Account No:

 

 

TRANSMISSIONCORPORATIONOFANDHRAPRADESHLIMITED

 

Vidyut Soudha, Khairatabad, Hyderabad -500 082 Phone: 040-23396000, Website: www.aptransco.gov.in 

 

 

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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1.LATEST SOLAR NEWS AND VIEWS IN ANDHRA PRADESH  

2.CAPITAL COST OF SOLAR  PV  MW SCALE POWER PLANTS  

3.TWO ROUTES TO SOLAR POWER GENERATION :.  PPA / REC   

4. IDEAL LAND FOR SOLAR POWER PLANTS    

5.SOLAR POWER GENERATION PROJECT FINANCING    

6.REC   

7.APPC COST PER UNIT STATE WISE 

8.ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION     

9.SUBSTATION LOCATIONS AND POWER GENERATION POTENTIAL

10.UNBID AND UNDERBID SUBSTATIONS - OPPORTUNITY!

11.GRID CONNECTIVITY AND  EVACUATION PROCEDURE


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BELOW   

 

12.SOLAR PARK : AVAILABILITY IN AP 

13.STEPS FOR SOLAR CAPTIVE FOR FACTORY

14.SOLAR NEWS

15.AP SOLAR POLICY     

16.DESIGN OF ROOF TOP

17.OTHER SOLAR BUSINESS OPURTUNITIES

18.REGISTERED  SPV SUPPLIERS

19. DNI AND NEWS OF DISTRICTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

20. FAQ'S

 

 


 

12. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SETTING YOUR SOLAR PLANT IN A SOLAR PARK  

ADVANTAGES

1. Ready to move & start facility for any solar power developer with clear title land.

2. Proper North-South oriented plots to be allotted so as to reduce land wastage, which are ideal for solar plant designing

3. Reduction in time to both start and execute the project.

4. No ROW (right of way) issue will be there for laying of transmission line, which will be done only once and common to all.

5. Ease of work execution and management will be there.

6. Relief from local issues which again will result into time and money saving in project execution.

7. Evacuation from individual project will be done right from the individual plot to the discom’s sub station at 132KV level.

8. Reduced transmission losses to the tune of 1/16th of the normal at 33KV.

9. Individual plant metering at pooling substation for ease of billing.

10. Security, preventive maintenance of approach roads & transmission line etc. will be done on periodic basis.

11. Grid down time is also minimum for 132 kV sub-station, which means higher revenue
generation

12. Better financials than in your own lands.


DISADVANTAGES

1. Your project is not in your state, benefitting your people

2. Your project is not in your lands. Absence  of Prestige value in the neighbourhood.

3. You cant to do the maintenance of the solar power plant directly and daily in your village


* Dont have lands. See solar as a business opportunity. Go for Solar park.

* Want to invest in and  reap regular divivends with least hassles. Go for Solar park

* Interested in availing accelerated depreciation and making decent safe returns, invest in a solar park.

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 13. SEVEN STEPS TO DESIGNING A  SOLAR CAPTIVE POWER PLANT FOR A FACTORY

 

There are seven steps involved in designing a successful captive solar PV installation 

  • Scoping of the project
  • Calculating the amount of solar energy available
  • Surveying the site
  • Calculating the amount of energy needed
  • Sizing the solar sistem
  • Component selection and costing
  • Detailed design

 Step 1 –SCOPING THE PROJECT

 As with any project, you need to know what you want to achieve. This basically involves detailing what you want from the captive PV installation, once installed. Do you want it to completely provide your day time electricity usage? Or do you want it to support a part of your usage? To start with, the scope of the project can be simple and later as we progress we can flesh it out to suit the requirements. 

Defining the scope is in fact the most important step because once the basic scope is wrong, we might not be able to get the sistem do, what we exactly want it to do.

 Step2 - CALCULATING THE SOLAR POWER AVAILABLE

 Solar insolation is the amount of electromagnetic energy (solar radiation) incident on the surface of the earth. Basically that means how much sunlight is shining down on the area under consideration.

 The values are generally expressed in kWh/m2/day. This is the amount of solar energy that strikes a square metre of the earth's surface in a single day. Of course this value is averaged to account for differences in the days' length. There are several units that are used throughout the world.

 By knowing the insolation levels of a particular region one can determine the number of PV modules that are required. An area with poor insolation levels will need a larger number of PV modules than an area with high insolation levels. Once the region’s insolation level is known, one can more accurately calculate collector size and energy output.

 The typical thumbrule that is used for the amount of electricity that solar PV can produce is as follows: On average, 1 W of solar PV, at current crystalline silicon panel efficiencies, can produce about 4 Wh of electricity per day. This is however only an average estimate and based on the location, this could be a bit lower or higher than the average.

 Step 3 – SURVEYING THE SITE

 A site survey basically consists of a brief interview with the developer to get a feel for their electricity needs and a physical inspection of the proposed array site to see if it is suitable for solar. When a qualified photovoltaic design professional visits a potential solar site, he or she has many things to watch out for. 

Primarily, they will be checking the roof's orientation (azimuth) and solar access. Orientation refers to the direction the roof faces - directly south is ideal, with some leeway to the Southwest or Southeast. 

Solar access quantifies the percentage of time when the proposed array location will be receiving the full unshaded power of the sun during different days of the year. A shady roof might disqualify a site from receiving incentive money from the state, and is not a responsible choice for solar anyway. There are ways to get around shade issues - either by looking at alternate sites, trimming or removing trees, or by using micro-inverters in the sistem design rather than one large central inverter.

 Step 4 - CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY NEEDED

 The next big task for any photovoltaic sistem designer is to determine the sistem load. This load estimate is one of the key factors in the design and cost of the stand-alone PV sistem.

 A simple way to determine the approximate ceiling for the solar PV sistem capacity for all electricity needs is as follows:

 1.      Find out your total monthly electricity consumption. Let’s say it is 100000 kWh

 2.      Divide it by 30 to get an approximate daily consumption. In the example, it is about 3300 kWh.

 3.      Using the thumbrule that 1 W of solar PV can approximately produce 4 Wh of electricity per day, you can determine the approximate maximum solar PV capacity you will require to power all your sistems using solar PV. In this case, if the total daily consumption of electricity is 3300 kWh, you will require a maximum of 3300/4 = 825 kW.

 4.      It is however very unlikely that you would require such a high capacity for solar PV as you will need solar PV primarily as a backup power source, perhaps as a replacement for diesel based power generation.

 Ceiling for the solar PV required for complete diesel replacement

 5.      In most cases, you will be using solar only as a backup power source to replace diesel based power production.

6.      One simple way to determine the amount of solar PV for this purpose is to determine the total amount of electricity you produce using diesel every month. In the example provided, out of the 100000 kWh of total electricity you consume every month, let’s say 10% or 10000 kWh is generated from diesel gensets. This provides you the ceiling for the solar PV sistem capacity for complete diesel replacement. In this case, it is 82.5 kW.

7.      As a thumb rule, one liter of diesel produces 4 kWh, so you can also compute the above with the data for the amount of diesel used every month.

 While estimating the load, the designer should consider energy conserving substitutes for items that are used often. Identifying large and/or variable loads and determining if they can be eliminated or changed to operate from another power source will save cost. 

 Step 5 – SIZING THE sistem

 From the results obtained in step 2 and step 4, we can determine the size of the solar sistem that will be needed to power the site. The necessary sistems involved in the setting up of captive power plants are:

 1)      Array(collection of solar PV modules)

 2)      Charge controllers

 3)      Batteries

 4)      Inverters

 5)      Mounting sistems

 Note: The exact procedure for sizing of a solar sistem has to begin with calculating the amphere hour (Ah) of each load under consideration. Without knowing this it is impossible to size the PV sistem.

 PV array sizing – Array sizing is determined by taking into account the daily energy requirement (in Kilowatt hours) and average daily peak sunshine hours in the design month.

 No part of a PV array can be shaded. The shading of small portions of a PV module may greatly reduce output from the entire array. PV modules connected in series must carry the same current. If some of the PV cells are shaded, they cannot produce current and will become reverse biased. This means the shaded cells will dissipate power as heat, and over a period of time failure will occur.  However, since it is impossible to prevent occasional shading, the use of by pass diodes around series - connected modules is recommended

 Hybrid Indicator

 At this point, the basic PV sistem configuration and size have been determined. Before proceeding to specify components for the sistem, a simple test is recommended to see if the application might be a candidate for a hybrid sistem.

 Two main indicators work together to alert the designer to a possible hybrid application; the size of the load, and the seasonal insolation variability at the site.  The larger the load the more likely a hybrid PV-generator sistem will be a good economic choice. Likewise, in cloudy climates you need a larger sistem to meet the load demand; thus having a higher array/load ratio. Plotting the load versus the array/load ratio gives an indication of whether a hybrid sistem should be considered. There may be other reasons to consider a hybrid sistem: for example, sistems with high availability requirements or applications where the load energy is being provided by an existing generator.  A word of caution--the controls required for a hybrid sistem are more complex because the interaction between engine generator, PV array, and battery must be regulated. Obtaining advice from an experienced designer is recommended if you decide to install a hybrid sistem. 

 Controllers - Charge controllers are included in most photovoltaic sistems to protect the batteries from overcharge or excessive discharge. Overcharging can boil the electrolyte from the battery and cause failure. Allowing the battery to be discharged too much will cause premature battery failure and possible damage to the load. The controller is a critical component in your PV sistem. Thousands of rupees of damage may occur if it does not function properly. In addition, all controllers cause some losses (tare loss) in the sistem. One minus these losses, expressed as a percentage, is the controller efficiency.  The cost of the controller increases rapidly as the current requirement increases. Controllers for 12-volt and 24-volt sistems with currents up to 30 amperes are available at a reasonable cost. Controllers with 30- 100 amperes are available but 2-5 times more expensive. Controllers that will switch currents over 100 amperes are usually custom designed for the application. One way to work with currents over 100 amperes is to connect controllers in parallel. It is often less expensive to use five 20- ampere rated controllers in parallel than one 100-ampere unit. 

 The controller must be installed in a weather resistant junction box and can be located with other components such as diodes, fuses, and switches. Excessive heat will shorten controller lifetime so the junction box should be installed in a shaded area and venting provided if possible. Controllers should not be mounted in the same enclosure with batteries. The batteries produce a corrosive environment that may cause failure of electronic components. 

 Battery sizing - To determine the size of the battery storage required for a stand-alone PV sistem, it is required to make a number of decisions. Before making these choices, one should study and understand battery parameters and the concept of sistem availability. First, you must choose the amount of back-up energy you want to store for your application. This is usually expressed as a number of no sun days, in other words, for how many cloudy days must your sistem operate using energy stored in batteries. There is no “right answer” to this question. It depends on the application, the type of battery, and the sistem availability desired.

 Inverters - Power conditioning units, commonly called inverters, are necessary in any stand-alone PV sistem with ac loads. The choice of inverter will be a key factor in setting the dc operating voltage of your sistem.

 When specifying an inverter, it is necessary to consider requirements of both the dc input and the ac output.   The choice of inverter will affect the performance, reliability, and cost of your PV sistem. Usually, it is the third most expensive component after the array and battery. 

 The selection of the inverter input voltage is an important decision because it often dictates the sistem dc voltage.

 An inverter should be installed in a controlled environment because high temperatures and excessive dust will reduce lifetime and may cause failure. The inverter should not be installed in the same enclosure with the batteries because the corrosive gassing of the batteries can damage the electronics and the switching in the inverter might cause an explosion. However, the inverter should be installed near the batteries to keep resistive losses in the wires to a minimum. 

 Mounting structures- Ground mounting of PV arrays is recommended for stand-alone sistems. Regardless of whether you buy or build the mounting structure make sure it is anchored and the modules are restrained. Many module manufacturers and distributors sell mounting hardware specifically designed for their modules. This hardware is intended for multiple applications and different mounting techniques and considerations like wind loading have been included in the design. Using this mounting hardware is the simplest and often the most cost effective. Customized array mounting structures can be expensive.   

 Others- It is important to select wire, connectors, and protection components such as switches and fuses that will last for twenty years or more. To obtain this long life, they must be sized correctly, rated for the application, and installed carefully. Connections are particularly prone to failure unless they are made carefully and correctly. 

 Step 6 – COMPONENT SELCTION AND SIZING 

 Once the various components have been sized, the next important step is the selection and costing of the components.

 There are many players in the market vying to establish their products. At this juncture, the sistem developer has to select components by taking into account factors like technical specifications, reliability, and lifetime of the components in addition to the cost.

 Investment for the solar modules is for a period of 25 years, so selecting a high efficient solar panel is of prime importance. The manufactures of the batteries claim a lifetime of about 7 years, whereas inverters guarantee at most 2 years. As can be seen from these numbers, selection becomes a crucial part of the captive solar PV installation.

 Step 7 – DETAILED DESIGN

 Now that the major components have been sized and selected, it is time to consider how to interconnect everything as a working sistem.

 The detailed design is the more actionable form of the captive solar PV installation. The sistem developer accumulates all the data collected from the previous 6 steps and prepares a layout of the installation on paper. The developer removes obvious engineering fallacies and prepares a corrected version of the layout on paper.

 The confirmed design will have all the necessary data like the average consumption per day(kWh), the insolation levels at the area under consideration(in hours) , the optimal plant size, the area required for the same, the number of panels required to be installed in that area, the number of charge controllers, batteries, inverters required for the determined plant size, the cost of all the components and many more intricate details like the viability of installing tracking sistems etc.

 

Stand-alone PV sistems will be reliable power producers for more than two decades if properly sized for the application, engineered well, and installed carefully. PV arrays for stand-alone sistems are installed in many unique and innovative ways. However, there are common issues involved in any installation, whether the array is fixed or tracking, mounted at ground level, or on a pole or building. 

 Preventive Maintenance

 The integral part of any completed installation is the periodic checks that are recommended for any stand-alone PV sistem so that little problems can be found and corrected before they affect sistem operation. The sistem should be checked soon after installation when it is presumably operating well.

 

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14. SOLAR NEWS

 

SOLAR ENERGY TO BE TAPPED BY GOVERNOR'S BUNGLOW

HYDERABAD: Setting an example on utilizingnon-conventional energy, Raj Bhavan has been tapping solar energy for its lighting requirements. The AP Raj Bhavan is the third in the country after Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat to initiate solar energy utilisation for the governor bunglows (Raj Bhavans).

Secretariat to tap solar power soon

HYDERABAD: With a view to promote solar power as a way out to ease the power crisis, the state government has decided to install solar panels on rooftops and parking lots in D and H Blocks of the state Secretariat on a pilot basis. Plans are afoot to extend the installation of solar panels to other government buildings in a phased manner.
 Source

 

AP to install 10,000MW of solar power plants within 15 years 

According to sources,The State can join the league of pioneers of solar energy in the country if its efforts to install 1,000 MW solar energy plants are fruitful within a year. Solar energy is likely to be available at a price of Rs.8 to Rs.8.50 per unit.The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC), Solar Energy Society of India and NREDCAP jointly organised a seminar on ‘Developing Vijayawada as a solar city’ here on Wednesday. On the sidelines of the seminar, former advisor to Government of India (MNRE) E.V.R. Sastry said: “My estimate is that the State has a potential to install 10,000 MW solar power plants in the next 15 years.”  more.....

Protest in AP over the shocking price hike YSR Congress party leaders protested against the Govt a total 6000Cr of burden on public.more... Source

Eventhough the power cirisis has lead to the closure of 6000 small and medium companies. Costing 2lac jobs.more... more..Source.

APERC going to hike electricity prices by 23% from April 1.

As a result the DISCOMS will back 6,500 crore. The overall burden will be 18,025 Cr.

15% hike on domestic and comercial users, 23% on heavy industries and 19% in light industries. Even it is applicable for the first 100units 

First 50 units it will cost Rs1.45/unit and next 50 will cost 3.25Rs/unit.more...Source.

The electricity hike in ap it will majorly impact the small cement companies.more... Source.

GOVERMENT PROVIDES SUBSIDY FOR SOLAR AT ANANTAPUR DISTRICT IN ANDHRA PRADESH 

The state government, which is now gradually shifting its focus on non-conventional energy sources to bridge the widening gap between the demand and supply of power, has approved a plan mooted by The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) to generate 100 MW of solar power from Anantapur district.soURCE

NET METERING FOR ROOF TOP

Solar Government ORDER:GO 22

State Government has announced its policy for encouraging solar power production in the State vide G.O. 1st to 3rd read above. Keeping in view the good potential for harnessing solar power, it is felt that net metering facility may be provided to the consumers to generate solar power for self-consumption and feeding excess power into the grid when it is not being consumed by them. 

2. APTRANSCO has already installed 100 kW solar plant at Vidyut Soudha, Hyderabad on a pilot basis and is following the net metering facility. CMD, APTRANSCO has proposed that net metering facility can be implemented for the consumers who intend to encourage solar green energy and set up solar PV plants at unutilized places on rooftops, waste lands, buildings of individual households, industries, offices, institutions, residential complexes etc., considering that there exists subsidy from the Government of India through NREDCAP up to 30% of the cost of the panel up to a capacity of 500 KW without battery support. 
3. Government after careful examination permits implementation of Net Metering Facility for the consumers who intend to encourage the solar green energy and set-up solar PV plants. Implementation of this facility will be as per the following guidelines:


I. Under this facility, consumer will generate solar power for self consumption and feed excess power into the grid.

II. Net metering is the concept which records net energy between export of generated energy and import of DISCOM energy for a billing month. Alternatively, the meter, having the feature of recording both the import and export values, besides other parameters notified by CEA metering regulations and APTRANSCO /DISCOM procedures in vogue, shall also be allowed for arriving net energy for the billing period. PTO


III. The net metering facility shall be allowed only for 3 Phase service consumers. Single Phase consumers are not eligible for net metering to avoid imbalance in the phases.


IV. The SPV generator shall pay for the net energy in a billing month as per applicable retail supply tariff decided by regulatory commission to the concerned DISCOM, if the 
supplied energy by the licensee is more than the injected energy by the solar PV sources of the consumer(s). Any excess/ surplus energy injected in to the grid in a billing 
month will be treated as inadvertent and no payment will be paid for such energy.

V. The SPV generator is required to provide an appropriate protection sistem on their incoming side/ consumer premises with the feature of “Islanding the SPV generator” when grid fails.

VI. The SPV generator shall bear the entire cost of metering arrangement provided including its accessories.The installation of meters including CTs & PTs, wherever applicable, shall be carried out as per the departmental procedures in vogue with prior permission of DISCOMs.

VII. Such SPV generator will submit the required information in the prescribed format to the DISCOM & DISCOM will give acknowledgement for the same for the net metering as per 
the applicable billing period.

VIII. The Solar PV panels proposed to be installed shall meet the requirements of Indian as well as IEC standards.

IX. They can avail any prevalentGovernment of India in this regard. subsidy offered by 

The Chairman & Managing Directors of all DISCOMs & Vice 
Chairman & Managing Director, NREDCAP are requested to take 
necessary action accordingly.

 SOME KEY POINTS 

* Why cant one get paid for injecting power to grid?

* Will  one get subsidy for the panels if one chooses to use a battery ?

* Is there a standard form for getting prior permission from the discom to set up the power plant ?

 

  Lack of Clarity in Policy issues and clearances  regarding solar energy in AP

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries today said about 750 MW of solar power projects are stranded for want of clarity in policy issues and clearances in Andhra Pradesh.

While the AP Government announced its Solar Power Policy in September 2012 seeking to encourage solar power projects, those at various stages of execution were impacted by a lack of clarity, it said.

Enthused by the State’s interest to tap solar power, developers who had initiated projects were still unable to complete them due to local issues. Applications for about 750 MW were submitted and many more are in the pipeline awaiting clarity, Devendra Surana, President, Fapcci, said.

 

The Andhra Pradesh solar policy announced a few days ago has generally been hailed as a very investor-friendly policy and one that has the scope to make the State “another Gujarat.”

But nevertheless, some experts see red in the details.

Higher feed-in tariff

The policy does not provide a higher feed-in tariff, instead gives project developers a host of concessions, such as exemptions from several charge and tax credits on inputs, and encourages them to avail themselves of the tradeable renewable energy certificates.

The RECs can be traded in one of the two energy exchanges in India (IEX or PXIL) and the prescribed minimum price is Rs 9.3 a unit of electricity.

Fantastic, said the industry. For Ardeshir Contractor, Managing Director and CEO of Kiran Energy, the AP policy was a “dream come true.” The IFC and Bessemer Venture Parters-funded company had already been working on putting up a 50 MW project in the State and the policy made their deal sweeter.

But now it is dawning on many that things may not be all that simple. The policy, which relies heavily on the REC mechanism to induce developers to put up projects in the State, goes against the very principle of renewable energy certificates — that the entity will get the certificates only if it does not avail itself of other benefits.

The certificates are issued by the National Load Despatch Centre, a body of the Ministry of Power.

NLDC follows the guidelines of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC).

CERC guidelines

The CERC guidelines clearly say that RECs will be available only to those developers who do not avail themselves of other concessions, such as lesser or exempt wheeling and banking. NLDC is allowed to follow the guidelines of the respective State Electricity Regulatory Commission, too. However, in the case of Andhra Pradesh, again the APERC’s guidelines also say (in Clause 6 (c) that those who get concessions are not eligible for RECs.

The big worry in the minds of investors is whether NLDC will refuse to issue RECs to the solar projects set up in Andhra Pradesh.

“The State solar policy is expected to create a serious conflict with APERC as well as CERC regulation on REC. The State Nodal Agency being appointed by APERC, would naturally follow the guidelines issued by the APERC. This means, solar project developers participating into REC mechanism might not be able to claim all the benefits that are proposed under the State solar policy,” says Vishal Pandya, Director, REConnect, a consultancy that helps companies secure and trade in RECs.

ramesh.m@thehindu.co.in


 

Things to do to set up  a MW scale solar power plant

Designing and Planning
Detailed Project Report, power evacuation planning, 
DPR preparation, Codes & Standards interpretations
Regulatory approvals,


Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) facilitation , Technology Tie Ups
Banking documentation, Financial closure, Security cover & major clause
Project Structuring & Designing, electrical works, 
Project Management , Project commissioning

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What is the space / area / land required for the plant?

Generally, it is assumed at 3.5 to 4acres for crystalline silicon (c-Si) 
technology and 6 to 7 acres per MW for thin film solar (a-Si or CdTe) technology. 
In reality, it depends on other parameters like cost of land, Ground Coverage
Ratio (GCR)(to avoid inter array shading, GCR can be 0.45 to 0.65 and 
generation will vary based on GCR) and choice of sun tracking 
with sun trackers the land required will be about 6acres
per MW for crystalline solar modules).

Which are the ideal states for setting up of solar power projects?

Hot destinations are Rajasthan, Gujarat and MH, MP, Andhra, Karnataka,
Tamil Nadu as far as solar radiation is concerned. Presently, only Andhra Pradesh
Rajasthan, Tamilnadu and Gujarat have a clear policy and guidelines on the procedures for 
setting up solar power projects. Other states may also initiate the policy 
and procedures soon now that Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission has been 
launched by Government of India.

Are Banks interested in financing solar power projects?

The Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) works out to an average of 1.49
which is considered quite acceptable to commercial banks for sanction of loan. 
The maximum debt that is permitted as per CERC norms is 70% and most 
banks should be find this acceptable based on the financial strength and 
net worth of the company / promoters. The present policy driven by the
National Solar Mission and PPA for 25 years with a central PSU like NTPC's 
subsidiary should provide adequate confidence to Banker to finance solar
power projects.


 

*ROOFTOP PV & SMALL SOLAR POWER GENERATION PROGRAMME (RPSSGP)

Apart from large scale capacity projects, it is proposed to encourage Rooftop and Small Solar Power plants also of capacity 100 KW to 2 MW, connected at distribution network at voltage levels below 33 KV. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has proposed to launch these sistems by extending Generation Based Incentive (GBI). The programme is called as "Rooftop PV and Small Solar Generation Programme (RPSSGP)."

Under Phase-I of JNNSM, it is envisaged to encourage Small Solar Power projects of capacity 100 kW to 2 MW, limiting the total capacity to 100 MW for the entire country, with a ceiling of 20 MW capacity for each State.

Under the scheme, the Project Developer will be paid tariff as fixed by the A.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) and a Generation Based Incentive (GBI). The GBI shall be equal to the difference between the tariff determined by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and the tariff decided by APERC. As per the proposed arrangement under the scheme, the GBI portion will be reimbursed to the DISCOMs by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). The tariff will be paid for a period of 25 Years.

The APERC has issued tariff orders for Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants on 06.07.2010. The tariff applicable for SPV Power Projects is Rs.17.91 ps. per Kwh and the tariff is applicable for a period of 25 years.

NEDCAP has issued notification calling Expression of Interest for selection of Project Proponents under Rooftop PV and Small Solar Power Generation programme and selected the Project Proponents by draw of lots after allowing firm allotment to Govt. Public Undertakings and SPV manufacturers. 20 MW capacity projects were sanctioned to 22 Project Proponents. The selected Project Proponents registered with India Renewable Energy Development agency (IREDA) on 15.07.2010. IREDA has finalised the list of Project Proponents of total capacity 120 MW on 16.08.2010 based on first come first serve basis. Fourteen Project Proponents from A.P. State are in the final list. These developers are asked to sign PPAs with DISCOMs and to register again with IREDA on 23.08.2010. Accordingly, the Project Proponents have signed PPAs with DISCOMs and completed the web based registration process with IREDA.

 

 

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 * AP Solar Policy Amendment 


 

 

 

Solar project developers will be eligible for ‘renewable energy certificates’ “subject to applicable CERC/APERC guidelines”.

 

 The developers may choose between availing themselves of “eligible incentives” under the AP solar policy or “only the incentives permissible under the CERC/APERC guidelines.”

 

 The ‘amendment’ brought in effectively cautions solar power producers that they might get market tradable RECs only if the guidelines of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission permit. By doing so, it address a lacuna in the policy.

 

 The AP policy essentially sought to encourage solar projects in the state by offering them exemptions from a number of charges such as wheeling and banking, cross-subsidy and electricity duty. These exemptions of course applied only to power sold within the state. source

 

AP to add 1,000 Mw solar energy
Under these guidelines, the officials will soon invite bids from private solar power source

 

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GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT

Clean and Green Energy – Development of Solar Power in Andhra Pradesh – Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy – Order – Issued.

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ENERGY (RES-A1) DEPARTMENT

G.O. Ms. No.39                                                                                Dt. 26-09-2012

ORDER:-

In  order  to  promote  generation  of  power  from  Solar  Power,  the  State

Government hereby introduce the Andhra Pradesh Solar Policy 2012, as mentioned below :-

ANDHRA PRADESH SOLAR POWER POLICY -2012

PREAMBLE

Solar power is one of the important renewable energy sources. GoI have recognized the importance of Solar Energy as one of the future sources of energy and accordingly National Solar Mission was launched on 14.11.2009, under the brand name “Solar India” with an objective to maximize generation of power from solar energy.

Andhra Pradesh is one of the suitable locations for installing Solar Power

Projects due to the following favorable factors:

  • Availability of about 300 sunny days in a year with solar insolation of 5.5 to 6 KWh/m².
  • Availability  of  widespread  electric  grid  network,  which  facilitate

Projects with easy connectivity.

  • Growing energy demand in the State.

The present situation prevailing in the State with regard to substantial gap between the demand and supply position of power calls for taking immediate measures to augment production of energy through non conventional sources on fast track. Keeping in view the conducive environment present to encourage solar power and also the fact that the production of solar power is less time consuming, it has been decided to formulate the following policy to encourage generation of solar power in the State.

OBJECTIVE :

Main objectives of the Solar power policy are:

  1. To encourage, develop and promote solar power generation in the State with a view to meet the growing demand for power in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner.
  1. To attract investment in the state for the establishment of solar power plants.
  1. To promote investments for setting up manufacturing facilities in the State, which can generate gainful local employment.

 

Contd. P.2

 

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  1. To promote the Off-Grid Solar applications to meet the power needs on Stand-alone basis.
  1. To contribute to overall economic development, employment generation and improvement in public services by provision of electrical energy for various needs.
  1. To encourage Decentralised, Distribution Generation sistem in the State to reduce T&D losses.

1. Title

The policy shall be known as the “Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy

–  2012 ”

2. Operative Period

The policy shall come into operation with effect from the date of issuance and shall remain applicable till 2017.

3. Eligible Developers

All registered companies, Central and State power generation/ distribution companies and public / private sector solar power project developers will be eligible for setting up of Solar Power Projects, either for the purpose of captive use and/or for selling of electricity, in accordance with the Electricity Act-2003, as amended from time to time.

The entity desiring to set up Solar Power Project, either for sale of power and/ or for captive use of power within the state, shall submit a proposal to the

Nodal Agency.

4. Installed capacity

a) Utility Grid Power Projects for Captive use /direct sale to 3rd Party/States other than A.P. State

The State will promote Solar Power Developers to set up Solar Power Plants for captive use or sale of power to 3rd party/States other than Andhra

Pradesh.

b) Utility Grid Power Projects for sale through RE (Solar) Certificate Mechanism

The State will promote Solar Power Developers to set up Solar Power Plants for sale through RE (Solar) Certificate mechanism. The Solar Power

Developers will be required to apply for accreditation to the State Accreditation Agency and thereafter to Central Agency for registration and issuance of RE (Solar) certificate under REC mechanism as per order/regulations of appropriate

Commission issued in this regard. SLDC will give clearance for REC applications within 15 days from the date of application. The Power generated from these power projects shall be purchased by AP DISCOMs at Pooled Cost of Power Purchase as determined by A.P.E.R.C. from time to time. The Solar Power

Developers will sell RE (Solar) Certificates as per the regulations/orders of A.P.E.R.C.

Contd. P.3

 

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  1. 6.    Open Access for Third Party Sale

If the Open Access is granted to any developer, they shall pay the applicable Open Access charges and losses as approved by APERC from time to time for sale to third party outside the State.

6.  Wheeling and  Transmission Loss

Producer will bear the wheeling and transmission losses as per actual.

7.  Banking

Banking of 100% of energy shall be permitted from January to December of that year. There will be no banking for energy produced being consumed on the same day. However, banked units can not be consumed/redeemed between February to June and also during peak hours i.e. 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM. Developer will be required to pay 2% of the banked energy towards banking charges. The energy unutilized by December of that year gets lapsed.

8.  Incentive:

In order to encourage the immediate production of Solar Power to reduce the present gap in demand and supply position of power and provide industries with a possibility to utilise the power produced through solar power, following incentives will be extended to those solar power Developers who commission their solar plant by June 2014. These incentives will be in force for a period of seven years from the date of implementation.

a. Wheeling  and Transmission Charges

There will be no wheeling and transmission charges for wheeling of power generated from the Solar Power Projects , to the desired location/s for captive use/third party sale within the state through 33 KV sistem subject to industries maintaining their demand within its contracted demand. However, wheeling and transmission charges for wheeling of power generated from the Solar Power Projects for sale outside the state will be as per APERC regulations

b. Cross Subsidy charges

Cross subsidy surcharge shall not be applicable for Open Access obtained for third party sale within the state subject to the industries maintaining their demand within its contracted demand with the DISCOMs. It is not applicable for captive use.

c. Electricity Duty exemption

All Solar Power projects will be exempted from paying Electricity Duty for captive consumption and third party sale within the state.

d. VAT refund

VAT  for all  the  inputs required  for  solar power  projects  will  be  refunded  by the

Commercial Tax Department.

e. Refund of Stamp Duty and Registration charges

Industries Department will provide incentive in terms of refund of Stamp Duty and

Registration charges for land purchased for setting up solar power project. Contd.P.4.

 

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f.  REC

All projects developed with the above incentives will also be eligible for REC benefits. Deemed injection into the grid for in-house captive solar generation plant (in the same premises) will be considered for issue of REC.

9.  Grid Connectivity and Evacuation facility

The power generated from a Solar Power Project shall be injected at an appropriate voltage to the nearest sub-station of the AP Transco / Distribution

Licensee.

The evacuation line from interconnection point to grid substation shall be laid by the APTRANSCO or DISCOM at the cost of the project developer. However, if the project developer wishes to lay evacuation line by themselves, they can do so by paying the supervision charges to APTRANSCO/DISCOM. APTRANSCO/DISCOMs will ensure the technical feasibility for evacuation is granted within 21 days of applying.

10.  Land

It is the responsibility of the Project Developer to acquire the land required for the project.

11.  Restriction on use of Fossil Fuels

No fossil fuel viz., Coal, gas, lignite, naphtha, wood etc., shall be allowed to be used in a Solar Power Plant.

12.  Reactive Power Charges

The drawl of Reactive Power by the solar power plant shall be charged as decided by the APERC.

13.  Nodal Agency

New   and   Renewable   Energy   Development   Corporation   of   A.P.   Ltd

(NREDCAP) shall be the State Govt. Nodal Agency for clearance, facilitation and implementation of the proposed Solar Power Policy.

14.  Project Monitoring

A “High Level Committee” constituted with the following members will monitor the progress of implementation of the Solar Power projects cleared under the proposed policy:

Contd. P.5

 

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If any difficulty arises in giving effect to this policy, the High Level Committee is authorized to issue clarification as well as interpretation to such provisions, as may appear to be necessary for removing the difficultly either on its own motion or after hearing those parties who have represented.

15.  Review

State Govt. will undertake review of this policy after a period of two years.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

MRUTUNJAY SAHOO PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

The following incentives are  the main attraction:

  • Banking: 100% banking is permitted from January to December of the year. However, banked units can not be adjusted during February to June and during evening peak hours 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM. The banked energy will attract banking charge of 2%.
  • Exemption of Wheeling and Transmission Charges: For all the intra-state open access transactions (through 33kV sys-tem), wheeling and transmission charges are exempted.
  • Exemption of Cross Subsidy Surcharge (CSS): Consumers purchasing power from solar projects are exempted from CSS. This will be a great relief for consumers as CSS remains the major cause of worry for consumers as well as develop-ers opting for third-party sale / open access.
  • Exemption of Electricity Duty: E-Duty is also exempted for all the solar power projects opting for third party sale and/or captive usage.
  • Refund of VAT, Stamp Duty and Registration Charges:Solar developers will be able to get the refund of the said charges.

The above incentives are applicable only if the project is commissioned by June 2014. The incentives are extended for the period of 7 years.

The major concern is for the CPPs in the state as they cannot claim RECs on availing the above benefits. It will raise conflict regarding the state and central regulation on REC mechanism.

 

SALIENT FEATURES OF POLICY

 

The policy shall come into operation with effect from the date of issuance (26/9/2012) and shall remain applicable till 2017.
Salient Features:
Installed capacity:
It intends to promote utility grid power projects for Captive Use/ Direct Sale to third party/within the state and Utility Grid Power Projects for sale through RE (Solar) Certificate Mechanism. Also, it intends to promote the Off-Grid Solar applications to meet the power needs on Stand-alone basis.
 Wheeling & Transmission charges:
Producer will bear the wheeling and transmission losses as per actual.
Banking:
Banking of 100% of energy shall be permitted for one year from the date of banking. The settlement of banked energy will be done on monthly basis. However, banked units cannot be consumed/redeemed from February to June and also during TOD hours as amended from time to time. Developer will be required to pay 2% of the banked energy towards banking charges.
 OA charges:
Intra-state Open Access clearance for the whole tenure of the project or 25 years whichever is earlier will be granted within 15 working days of application to both the generator and consumer irrespective of voltage level.
 Additional Incentives:
To promote investments in AP, the following incentives would be applicable till June 2014. These incentives will be in force for a period of seven years from the date of implementation.
- No wheeling and transmission charges will be applicable for sale of electricity within the state from the Solar Power Projects, to the desired location/s for captive use/third party sale through the grid. However, producer has to bear (As per APERC regulation) the wheeling and transmission losses as per actual in case of captive/open access sale outside the state.
- No Cross Subsidy charges for third party sale within the state and for captive use.
- Exemption from electricity duty for captive consumption and third party sale within the state.
- Refund of VAT ,paid in AP only, by Commercial Dept for all the good used for Solar developers
- Refund of Stamp duty and registration charges paid for land purchase
Projects claiming above benefits can claim REC benefits provided they are in line with the APERC/CERC regulations.
Evacuation infrastructure:
The evacuation line from interconnection point to the grid substation shall be laid by the APTRANSCO or DISCOM at the cost of the developer.
Land:
It is the responsibility of the Project Developer to acquire the land required for the project.
Reactive Energy charges:
Reactive charges applicable to the project developer as per APERC regulation.
The detailed policy document and amendment can be downloaded from the following link:
Andhra Pradesh Solar Policy 2012
Amendment to Andhra Pradesh Solar Policy


 

SOLAR POWER LATEST NEWS

 

* DETAILS OF 315MW SOLAR PROJECTS IN AP: WAREE, PREMIER

 

Global renewables project developer, New Generation Power, and engineering, procurement and construction company, Premier Solar Group have signed a power purchase agreement for 315MW of solar energy in Andhra Pradesh.The PPA is reportedly the largest signed in India.The 315MW is to be completed by 2014 and is part of a portfolio of 1,000MW development sites in Andhra Pradesh’s solar scheme.  New Generation Power is to build, own and operate the sites, Premier Solar and Mumbai based WAARE Energies are jointly contracted for EPC services for the first phase of 70MW, with the remaining 245MW contracted for WAAREE.MORE..

 

*AMERICAN COMPANY NEW GENERATION TO BUILD A TOTAL OF 315MW SOLAR PROJECTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH:WAREE

This will increase the intrests in the solar industry in AP

A group led by New Generation Power LLC, a U.S. clean energy developer, has signed contracts to build 315 megawatts of solar plants in India.

 

The group expects to invest $400 million by the end of 2014 to complete installations at various sites across Andhra Pradesh state, Chicago-based New Generation said in a statement. The plants will sell power under 20-year contracts to the local utility.

 

Mumbai-based Waaree Group and Hyderabad-based Premier Solar Group have been selected as contractors to design and build the plants, according to the statement.  MORE..

 

'ANDHRA PRADESH TO SIGN PPA'S FOR ONLY 140 MW'

As per the Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation (APTRANSCO), 60 MW of PPAs have been signed in the state until now and around 80 MW more are expected be signed soon. The tariff will be INR 6.49/kWh (EUR 0.08/kWh; USD 0.10/kWh). The state of AP was initially looking to allocate a capacity of 1,000 MW. However, following a mid-way revision of tariffs, several developers withdrew their interest  Subsequently the target was revised to 350 MW. Now, due to additional issues such as the creation of Telangana and the depreciation of the Indian Rupee, only a total capacity of 140 MW will likely to sign the PPAs under the current allocation process.more..

*CHANDRA BABU NAIDU'S HERITAGE FOODS COMMISSIONS SOLAR POWER TO PRODUCE 4 MILLION UNITS PER YEAR : CAPTIVE POWER'

Heritage Foods Limited has synchronised its first solar power plant of 2.34 MW capacity in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh.

The project located at Adavimasjidpally village in Mulugu mandal of Medak district is part of the company’s clean energy initiatives. The power thus generated from the plant will be used for captive purpose for its dairy unit located in Hyderabad.

According to M. Sambasiva Rao, President, Heritage Foods, the 2.34 MW solar photo-voltaic plant is equipped to supply more than 4 million units of clean and green energy annually. The project was completed in record 90 days by Mahindra EPC Private Limited.more..

  *NET METERING CONCEPT INAUGURATED : AP ROOFTOP SOLAR

 

Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL) in association with New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh(NREDCAP) on Saturday launched net metering, an eco-friendly concept of encouraging power consumers to take to solar power production to manage the energy demand and supply.more..


 *AP GOVT GIVES SOLAR PROJECT DEVELOPERS TIME TILL 30TH SEPTEMBER TO ACCEPT RS 6.49/UNIT2 august 2013

 

 

 

Solar photovoltaic power generation companies, who have submitted bids to set up units in Andhra Pradesh, or those now interested, have been given time till September 30, 2013 to submit their proposals.The Government had recently decided to allow more companies interested in taking part in the projects under the State solar power policy.

 

As a part of development of green power, particularly the solar, the Andhra Pradesh Government represented by AP Transco has given opportunity to all the solar developers, including those who have not participated in the recently concluded competitive bidding for 1000 MW, to submit their applications for executing the solar projects.MORE...


 

 

 

*ANDHRA TO ACCEPT MORE DEVELOPERS AT RS 6.49 PER UNIT 30TH AUGUST

 

A Group of Ministers constituted by the Government, after studying tariff structures offered in some other States, have decided to offer a tariff of Rs 6.49.

 The State policy for captive and third-party sale offers incentives such as exemption of wheeling and transmission charges, cross-subsidy surcharges, electricity duty in case of captive use, and refund of VAT for all inputs required for solar power projects. In addition, these projects are entitled for stamp duty and registration charges for the purchase of land required for the project.MORE..


 

 

*AP GEARS UP FOR SOLAR NET METERING POLICY : ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER24 august 2013 

    The state energy department on Friday said citizens going for roof top solar power generation could get their system connected to the grid or remain off the grid.MORE..


*AP GOVT HAS COME OUT WITH A INCENTIVE SCHEME TO ENCOURAGE SOLAR ROOF TOP !!! 

You need to invest just Rs 50,000 to set up a solar rooftop system with a capacity to generate power of one KW in Andhra Pradesh..more..


 

 *SEED TO PROVIDE SOLAR DRYERS TO BOOST THE DRY FISH INDUSTRY IN BHEEMILI: AP  

 In a bid to turn Bheemili into a hub of dry fish trade, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has mooted a proposal of introducing solar dryerswith the help of Hyderabad-based Society for Energy Environment and Development (SEED).more..  


 


 

*500 VILLAGES IN AP STILL LACK POWER SUPPLY12 august 

Around 500 hamlets across the state still lack power supply. Three years have passed since a Rural Electrification Plan was launched but there are over 10 lakh unelectrified rural as well as BPL households in the state.r.source..,


 

REC SOLAR TO SET UP 6.5MW SOLAR PLANT FOR EENADU NEWSPAPER: ANDHRA2 AUG 2013 

REC, a leading global provider of solar electricity solutions, will supply 25,720 REC Peak Energy Series solar panels aggregating to 6.5 MWp to power a ground-mounted tracker system in Andhra Pradesh, India. All electricity produced – 12,289,500 kWh of clean, green electricity each year – will be used for the printing of the Eenadu, the largest circulated Telugu newspaper in Andhra Pradesh, owned by the Ramoji Group.more..

 


 

*CNPV DELIVER 10MW SOLAR MODULES TO RAYS POWER INFRA!!!: AP30 JULY 2013 

LUXEMBOURG and DONGYING, China, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CNPV Solar Power SA, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, today confirmed their on-time progression with Rays Power Infra Private Limited, Jaipur, India ("Rays Power") as part of their 30 MW strategic agreement.Started as a brain child of professors and students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), they are among the largest solar power service provider in India. Today, Rays Power Infra has rapidly evolved into one of the biggest Solar park developer & service providers in India. Services are offered in either a "turnkey" form or on an EPMC basis, making Rays Power Infra Private Limited. The "one stop shop" for solar power plant projects. Please visit www.rayspowerinfra.comMORE..


 

*ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY HEADQUARTERS TO BECOME FIRST 'NET ZERO ' CONVENTIONAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION BUILDING!!!14 july 2013  

The country's first "net zero" conventional energy consumption multi-storey building - the new headquarters of theenvironment ministry - will be completed in Jor Bagh next month. The building will meet its annual requirement of 14 lakh units of electricity by generating solar power on the site. more.


 

*ZUARI CEMENT INAUGURATES A 850MW PLANT IN YERRAGUNTLA, ANDHRA PRADESH  12 july 2013

Zuari Cement inaugurated its solar power project at Yerraguntla on 9th July 2013, a bold initiative towards energy sustainability in line with the Italcementi Group energy policy.more..


 

 

*JAKSON POWER TIES UP WITH STANDARD CHARTERED BANK SINGAPORE FOR 750CR INVESTSMENT IN SOLAR: INDIA!!11 july 2013

Targeting a doubling of revenue to Rs 2,500 crore by March 2016, Jakson Power Solutions plans fresh investments of Rs 750 crore in in providing solar energy solutions across India in the next three to four years.The company has so far invested Rs 200 crore on its 20 MW solar power plant set up near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Sameer Gupta, Managing Director,more..


 

*AP INVITES MORE COMPANIES TO SET UP SOLAR PLANTS AT RS.6.49/UNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to permit any company to set up a solar photovoltaic unit in the State assuring them of Rs 6.49 paise per kWh.Interested solar power developers have been told that they can submit applications within four weeks.more.. 


 

 

*AP CM MR KIRAN KUMAR REDDY TO PROMOTE SOLAR POWER ON A LARGE SCALE!!!!9th july 2013  

The Chief Minister Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy today asked the Energy department officials to speed up the power projects and step up the generation. He said energy supply should be made comfortable to the consumers of all categories and if need be by giving for additional power purchases. He directed they should not give room for any complaints and supply should be monitored at the highest level besides keeping track of supplies transformer-wise. more.. 


 

*AP FAILS TO BUY ELECTRICITY OUTSIDE DUE TO 'CORRIDOR CONSTRAINTS' 9 th july 2013 

Hyderabad: Power woes of citizens of Andhra Pradesh are likely to continue for another few months as the state government's efforts to buy additional electricity from outside sources is bearing no fruit due to "corridor constraints".  more..

 


 

 * SOLAR APPLICATIONS TRAINING INAUGURATED AT RANGAREDDY, AP 6 JULY 2013

A training centre for solar energyapplications was inaugurated by Dr N K Raju, executive director (HRD), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) at Solar Farm, Tolukatta village, Moinabad mandal in Rangareddy district on Friday.

BDL, under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan, awarded a grant to the NGO Society for Energy, Environment & Development (SEED) to promote solar food processing products forentrepreneurship development and other skill development training in farm operations and livelihood programmes.MORE..
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*AP GETS GOOD RESPONSE WITH PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP 418MW AT RS 6.49 PER UNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2 july 2013

 

Andhra Pradesh has received offers for setting up 418 MW of solar photo voltaic power generation capacity under the State’s solar policy. Of the proposal to attract about 1000 MW, the State has received good response with proposal to develop 418 MW at Rs6.49 per unit price finalised by the Group of Ministers. Following the bidding process, where competitive bids were offered for setting up of 1000 MW, 331 bids were qualified from the 184 bidders for 161 locations notified. In the request for submission and finally 35 bidders with a total capacity of 418 MW accepted solar power purchase price at Rs 6.49 per unit.MORE

 

 


 

*JAKSON POWER GETS A 47 CRORE ORDER FROM REFEX FOR ORDERS IN AP AND RAJASTHAN !!3rd july 2013

 

Jakson recently secured an order aggregating Rs 47 crore from Refex Energy Ltd, a major EPC player in the Indian marketto supply 42 numbers of Solar Inverter Substations (SISS) for their various projects in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. These installations are targeted to generate 60 MW of solar power and are slated to be completed by October 2013. MORE...

 


 

*'POWER HAS TO BE PRODUCED AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE' :CHIDAMBARAM 2 july 2013

 

"Power has to be produced at an affordable price, fertiliser has to be produced at affordable prices. Those issues will be addressed," Finance Minister P Chidambaram told a news conference, adding prices could be "tweaked" for these sectors.more

 


 

*INDIA TO ACHIEVE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE BY 2030!!??

 

India wants to achieve energy independence by 2030. Three recent developments show how far it is from this laudable goal.

 

Exhibit 1: One of the stories that emerged during the visit last week by US secretary of state John Kerry was intriguing. The US offered priority access to its shale gas output as long as India agreed to cut oil imports from Iran, a country that the US is trying to isolate.Exhibit 2: A recent Bloomberg report highlighted how India’s coal-fired power plants burnt up the scarce resource at their fastest pace in 31 years.  Exhibit 3, mis-pricing of energy resources at both production and consumption ends. A good example of this is how the government has dealt with the pricing of natural gas.MORE..

 


 

  * NET METERING SYSTEM IN AP TO COME SOON FOR ROOFTOPS AND CAPTIVE USAGE OF SOLAR POWER!1 july 2013

 

 VISAKHAPATNAM: Close on the heels of the state government announcing an eco-friendly policy to set up a Solar Net Metering System (SNMS) on the lines of European countries to tackle the power crisis, all the four power distribution companies are now gearing up to implement SNMS in a bid to plug the daily demand and supply gap.

 

The state government officially released GO MS No 27 a week ago instructing all the state discoms to work on SNMS, which will be provided to interested domestic and non-domestic consumers to generate solar power for self-consumption as well as feed the excess power into the grids of the respective discoms.more..

 


 

*MONTHLY ELECTRICITY BILLS TO GO UP IN ANDHRA PRADESH AGAIN !1st july 2013

 

Placing once again an additional burden on power consumers in the State, the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has permitted the four distribution companies to collect Fuel Surcharge Adjustment Charges (FSAC) to the tune of Rs.542 crore for the fourth quarter of 2012-13.

 

The commission issued the orders on Saturday as a sequel to public hearings it held on the proposals by the discoms seeking to collect a sum of Rs.1,137 crore for this quarter.source 1 source 2

 


 

 

*SOLAR REC'S DROP TO FLOOR PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!28 june 2013

Indian solar-energy credits in June fell as much as 19 percent from the previous month, sinking to their floor price for the first time since trading began last year as new sun-powered plants came on line.

The credits, which power-distribution companies and industrial consumers buy to meet clean-energy mandates, sold for 9,300 rupees ($154), according to  Indian Electricity Exchange and the Power Exchange of India.more..

Will this trigger the sale of solar REC ????or backfire???


 

*IFC’s INVESTMENT IN GREEN BUSINESS IN INDIA IN 2012-13 JUMPED TO $362 MILLION24 june 2013 

The World Bank’s private sector lending arm, International Finance Corporation (IFC), sees a bright future in the Indian renewable energy sector. 

By the end of this month, its investment in Indian renewable energy and clean technology sectors that began in 2009-10 would have exceeded $1 billion (R5,900 crore).more.. 


 

*POWER TARIFF INCREASES!!!!!!!!!!!22 june 2013

India has allowed power generators to reflect the higher cost of imported coal in the power they sell to distributors, a move that will likely to revitalize the country's ailing power sector.Indian power generators have until now had little incentive to boost coal-burning capacity given government-set limits on tariffs regardless of fuel prices, contributing to the country's power shortfalls during peak consumption periods.READ MORE..


 

 *COST OF SOLAR POWER AT RS 5.50/UNIT- PLANS MNRE

NEW DELHI: To give a boost to its efforts to bring down the cost of solar power in India, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is planning to roll out large megawatt size solar power projects, in the order of 500 MW and above. MORE.

Rajasthan turned up lowest bid at Rs 6.45 but not many takers.

  Similarly in AP too there were not many takers at Rs 6.49

  However, TN has achieved 690 MW at Rs 6.48 with 5 % escalation clause 

*APERC PROPOSES TO MERGE FSA AND POWER TARIFF!! BOMBSHELL AP DISCOMS!!13 JUNE 2013 

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) recently proposed repealing the fuel surcharge adjustment (FSA) charge and merging it with the power tariff. But the discoms dropped a bomb at the public meeting on Wednesday by citing Rs 1,137 crore as the sum they have paid in FSA.APERC’s proposal to combine the FSA component in the power tariff and hold only an annual meeting to review tariffs saw staunch opposition from almost all stakeholders. Political parties opposed it saying an yearly instead of quarterly meeting will reduce accountability. Left party leaders interrupted proceedings throughout the day. MORE.. 

 * 3-25KW SOLAR GENSET STARTING AT RUPEES 5 LAKHS!!! 

Jakson Power Solutions is venturing into solar gensets, a territory where no established power player has gone before.To be launched in the next few weeks, the 3-25 kilowatt solar gensets with a starting price of Rs 5 lakh mark yet another unconventional growth strategy for a company which was a conventional diesel generator manufacturer till 2009..MORE.. 

 * Rs 6.49, 34 BIDDERS , 350MW : NOT AS ROSY AS REPORTED IN AP SOLAR POWER 

HYDERABAD: The state government's ambitioussolar power project, which aims to generate 1,000 MW, received a major setback with the majority of private generators rejecting the price fixed by the government.
The group of ministers after a series of meetings had decided at Rs 6.49 per unit as the purchase price for solar power from private generators. While 184 bidders were technically qualified to set up solar power plants, only seven bidders agreed to set up plants with a meager capacity of 53 MW at the rate fixed by the government. MORE..

 


 

*DELAY IN LOAN SANCTION FOR SOLAR PRODUCTS : VIJAYAWADA AP 

 Vexed with the increasing power crisis, D. Subramanyeswar Rao, a retired headmaster from Poranki, has a 200-watt domestic solar power device installed to tide over power crisis.

Lured by the huge subsidy and low interest rate on loans being extended by public sector banks for installation of solar power devices, Mr. Rao invested Rs.64,000 with an intention to avail himself of the subsidy and the loan facility after installation of the device. He then made an application to the Andhra Bank branch near Siris Company for subsidy and loan facility in the first week of February. “I have been going around the bank for the last couple of months, but the officials tell me that there is little they can do about it as they have already forwarded my application to the authorities concerned,” he says.MORE.

* 350 MW SOLAR POWER IN AP @  Rs 6.49 BY 34 BIDDERS  

State Energy coordination cell announced that the offer made by AP Transco has been accepted by 34 of the total 331 bidders.

According to Energy Coordination cell, the response has been positive. The State aimed at attracting companies to set up about 1000 MW capacity through competitive bidding process. Of the total bids, 34 bidders accepted the offer price of Rs 6.49 per unit approved by the Group of Ministers (GoM) for installing 350 MW solar power plants.

The State Government in November 2012 directed AP Transco to ensure setting up of 1000 MW solar power plants through the process of competitive bidding route.

Accordingly, the bidding process conducted on the e-procurement platform. The technical and financial bids of the tender were opened on February 15, 2013 and March 5, 2013 respectively. Totally 181 bidders with 331 bids were qualified in the 161 locations. more

 

 

 *SOLAR POWER TO BE CHEAPER THAN COAL BASED ELECTRICITY BY  2014:MNRE

TarunKapoor, Joint Secretary in-charge of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM or NSM) in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), said solar power could be cheaper than the conventional coal-based electricity in 2014. The generation cost of solar power has gone down from Rs.17 per unit in 2008-09 to Rs. 6.45 in Rajasthan and Rs. 6.49 in Tamil Nadu now. It is expected to continue the downward spiral further to Rs. 6 by the end of 2013.

“The investment in clean technologies has gone up by 11% in 2012 in India, second largest after China," planning commission deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia said at the recent Clean Energy Ministerial Forum in Delhi.

Around 44% of Indian villages without regular power connection and peak power deficit of 8-10%, solar power is a viable option for policymakers. In just five years, states such as Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, which get more than 300 bright sunny days every year, have made the most from solar evolution. Gujarat and Rajasthan have increased their solar generation by over five times in this period, while other states have more than doubled their capacity.

The solar energy sector is also seeing a healthy competition between states. Maharashtra first came up with India's biggest solar farm of 125 MW. However, Madhya Pradesh is poised to break that record by commissioning a solar station of 151 MW in August. It would not be a surprise if Gujarat upgrades its solar farm to clinch the record eventually. Who knows what miraculous changes will NarendraModi - the change agent, will bring in to the future of solar energy industry in his home state of Gujarat and overhaul the energy picture forever!

And luminaries like TarunKapoor consolidating the policy efforts at the national level will further accelerate the cause of clean and green power nationwide. And it might catapult the states going for solar in to an altogether different trajectory – the league of the emerging energy surplus states…MORE..

*CHANDRABABU NAIDU'S HERITAGE GOES SOLAR IN AP!!!

Chandrababu Naidu is setting an example for the masses by going in for a 2 MW Solar Power plant at Masjid Adavi and Mulugu Mandal in Medak district in AP. Mahindra EPC  has been awarded the assignment of setting up the plant . 

in Medak district where Heritages operations are also there. Heritage Foods (India) Limited is engaged in six segments: Dairy, Retail, Agri, Bakery, HFRL, SPV and Heritage Conpro Limited. The solar power project is expected to be completed on or before September 30, 2013, as has been told to the BSE. more... source 2 

  *BORG ENTERS ANDHRA PRADESH WITH SOLAR DOMESTIC    PRODUCTS!!!

 

Even as the State government has announced its policy to go solar, US-based BORG has launched its power generation products meant for the domestic sector in Andhra Pradesh.

After successfully launching the range in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Indian unit of the Texas-based company eyed the State, given the huge untapped potential for alternative energy in the form of solar and wind power. 

With intelligence built into the system, the ‘Astra’ home series power plant generates power using solar radiance to fully charge the battery and then uses differential excess power requirement from the grid, thus saving a lot in the form of power bills.more..

 

 

 

 *SOLAR POWER IN A BIG WAY IN EAST GODAWARI AND WEST GODAWARI:NREDCAP  

Rajamundry: The state government’s nod for solar power to meet the shortage in both the domestic and industrial sectors to some extent, has promoted New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP (NREDCAP) to take up the activity in a big way in both the Godavari districts.

 The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has set a target of 20,000 MW power generation through the non-conventional process by 2020 and is even extending 30 per cent subsidy on the cost of generation. As part of this programme, the state government has set a target on its own with 1,000 MW power generation in the present year itself. MORE..

 

*ANDHRA PRADESH POWER UTILITIES HAVE INITIATED PURCHASE OF 300MW 

Andhra Pradesh power utilities have initiated steps to commence purchase of additional 300 MW power from May 31 through short-term arrangements.This will be in addition to power from AP Genco and Central generating stations aimed at meeting the increasing demand which has shot up lately.According to a statement from the Energy Coordination Cell, these short-term purchases are being carried out to minimise the inconvenience to consumers in view of the prevailing shortage of power.MORE..

 * TAX ON AIR CONDITIONER PLANNED.  OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOLAR AC!?  

*GOVERNMENT REVISES PRICES FOR OFF GRID SOLAR  

Led cost has gone up Rs 270 to Rs450 per Watt Peak for up to 300Wp.  SPV off grid prices have come down considerably. Micro grid cost goes up from Rs 500 to Rs 350 per Watt peak.

 * SOLAR ENERGY , JAGAN'S FIRMS AND YSR GOV HELP PUSH LAND PRICES IN ANANTAPUR, AP

10,000 acres of land (8,844 acres in Anantapur and 250 acres in Shamshabad) was procured by Promoters of M/s Indu Projects Ltd and M/s Lepakshi Knowledge Hub Private Ltd, at cheap rates from the YS Rajasekhara Reddy government for an IT SEZ and a knowledge hub.

Apparently it has come to light that Indu Projects’ has made quid pro quo investments in Jagan’s firms. The sources from CBI have touted that the value of Anantpur land could be around Rs1,768 Cr now!

 Until recently, the people of Anantpur were unhappy with the downward spiral in land price trends. However, due to a spurt in the Solar Power Projects in and around the region has jacked up the prices again. Currently, projects worth 33MW are operational and another 585MW worth of projects are in the pipeline. Around 51 Indian companies as well as MNC’s will foray in to the Anantpur’s On-Grid Solar Market. The land prices hovering around Rs2L/acre are expected to escalate further. There will a huge demand for land acquisition in the near future to set up plants for solar power generation.

 With each MW requiring about 5 acres of land and 585MW of projects in the pipeline, we are talking about 2,925 acres of land. And, Indu had acquired 8,844 acres of land, which is approximately 300% more land than which is actually needed by these projects…

From policy viewpoint also there are twin issues here: such huge tracts of land being allocated during YSR regime and change in land use pattern issues as well. We really do not know how much of these 8,844 acres of land acquired is agricultural land, forest land and wasteland. Using GIS reports to allocate such lands could be one of the short-term solution to the menace of diverting fertile agricultural land and forest land rich in bio-diversity to set up renewable power plants. 

We need better policy making from the governments for equitable land allocation and sustainable land-use patterns. While going green, a balancing act needs to be striked between green power growth and sustainable development!

  *SOLAR ENERGY ADOPTION IN KRISHNA DISTRICT,AP IS SLOW 

Even as people are facing severe hardships with power cut and many industries are closing down due to the problem, there was no proper response on use of solar energy in Krishna district.

 According to official sources, there are about 13 lakh power connections in the district, of which 11 lakhs are domestic services. The demand was about 11.5 million units, but the supply was only 9.6 million units. However, the demand varies during peak summer, depending upon weather conditions. Speaking to The Hindu , New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) District Manager K. Srinivas said the government was taking steps to solve power problem in the State. The Government of India had introduced a scheme to encourage solar energy and identified 179 channel partners across the country.MORE..

 

   *REC MECHANISM :        MAY TRADING

 

   IS THIS THE END OR THE BEGINNING!?

 

             
Year    |        Month       |  Type Buy Bids (REC)  Sell Bids (REC) Cleared Volume  (REC) Cleared Price(Rs/REC) No. Of Participants
2013 January Solar 40,138 3,356 2,105 12,500 74
February Solar 4,574 2,416 1,924 12,500 118
March Solar 5,238 3,192 2,632 13,400 342
April Solar 1,994 1,468 1,005 12,206 79
May Solar 862 2,113 669 11,490 113

 

                                                 MAY TRADING

 

  • NUMBER OF BUY BIDS IN MAY HAVE REACHED THE LOWEST IN THE LAST THIRTEEN MONTHS, INDICATING THAT  THE SO CALLED “SHOW CAUSE” NOTICES SENT TO COMPANIES HAVE NOT STARTED WORKING YET.
  • CLEARED VOLUME HAS REACHED THE LOWEST IN THE LAST NINE MONTHS.
  •  CLEARED PRICE HAS REACHED LOWEST IN THE LAST THIRTEEN MONTHS. 

REDEEMING FACTORS ARE : 

  • CLEARED  PRICE HAS NOT TOUCHED THE FLOOR PRICE YET.
  • NO OF PARTICIPANTS IS PROBABLY THE THIRD HIGHEST IN THE LAST ONE YEAR. 

OUT OF THE TOTAL 134.55MW MARCH  ,APRIL AND MAY HAVE ACCOUNTED FOR 110.89 MW i.(e) 82.4%. CLEARLY SHOWING SIGNS OF HUGE MOMENTUM.

 

ANANTAPUR, LAND PRICES IN THE DISTRICT HAVE SHOT UP MANIFOLD 

 With investors beginning to set up solar generation units in Anantpur, land prices in the district have shot up manifold. Already, these units have started generating 33 MW of solar based power. Many more such units are to follow suit, thanks to the region’s climate ideally suited to solar power generation.Nearly 51 companies including the multi national companies have sought permission to set up their units with a capacity of 585 MW of solar power generation.

With so many solar power generating units coming this nondescript district is also tipped to witness a massive real estate boom. In fact, a private firm had purchased nearly 80 acres of land at Rs 2 lakh per acre that too in an interior village falling in Kadiri division recently.MORE..

 

NO TARIFF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONSUMPTION ABOVE 500 OR 5000 UNITS IN HYDERABAD !!

The slab is such that a multi-millionaire employing several ACs and other appliances adding up to over 5,000 units per month will pay the same as a middle-class consumer running a single AC burning up a little over 500 unitsPower charges might have become a luxury component in the monthly budgets of poor, middle and upper middle class consumers alike. But the power officials have been covertly kinder towards the ultra rich in fixing the slabs, even while increasing the tariff rates in each slab exponentially for services exceeding 200 units of monthly consumption. MORE..

 

RS 1.9 LAKH CR DEBT RESTRUCTURING PLAN  

  NEW DELHI: Indicating that the Ministry has done its part in helping with discoms debt rejig, Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindiatoday said that it was now for the states "to do their job". Faced with mounting financial woes of state-run power distribution companies (discoms), the Centre has mooted a Rs 1.9 lakh crore debt restructuring plan for them. more..

 

AP DISCOM DEBT RECAST PLAN BY CERC

 EMMVEE SETS UP 2MW POWER PLANT IN AP

As its first EPC project, Emmvee Photovoltaic Power has won an order to install a 2MW solar PV project for MLR Industries. Emvee, a solar module manufacturer as well as turnkey solution provider will set up the project for MLR Industries, an associate of Bambino Agro Industries, one of the largest vermicelli producers in South East Asia.MORE..

 

Andhra Pradesh to offer 20% extra subsidy to solar units

Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to offer 20 % subsidy in addition to the 30 % subsidy offered by the Union Government for solar units.

According to an official statement from the Energy Conservation Mission, the additional subsidy will come through budgetary support. Households can sell extra solar power to the grid at pool cost.

The State Government is planning to conduct a solar exhibition in coordination with industry and trade bodies, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

 

SOLAR ENERGY TO BECOME GRID COMPATIBLE !!

 

The Government plans to roll out a Rs 43,000-crore ‘green energy corridor’ project to facilitate the flow of renewable energy into the national grid.India is in talks with Germany for making its grid compatible for distributing renewable energy. Germany has smart grids that integrate renewable energy into the national grid.MORE...

 

 

AP GETS A  PILOT PROJECT INCLUDING A VGF FROM SECI

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a newly formed public sector company, plans to call for bids for four pilot solar thermal power projects, requiring an investment of about Rs 2,555 crore. The projects have been sanctioned viability gap funding (VGF) of Rs 1,020 crore and the bidders who seek the least funding will bag the projects. 

SECI will throw these projects for international competitive bidding in a year. It is targeting a tariff of Rs 5.83 per kWhr, fixed over a 25-year period. The projects will be of varied technologies (within solar thermal) and will come up in Gujarat (35 MW), Rajasthan (40 MW), Tamil Nadu (25 MW) and Andhra Pradesh (20 MW).more..

AP'S  NPDCL STARTS SOLAR HELPLINE TO INSTALL ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER AND SOLAR HEATERS

The Northern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NPDCL) has launched a solar helpline where the citizens could seek help for installing rooftop solar power and solar heaters.MORE..

 

Solar units at state offices, SW hostels

Anantapur: The district authorities have proposed to install solar panels at all mandal offices and social welfare hostels to overcome the severe shortage of electricity.

Non-conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (Nedcap) officials had prepared proposals to install solar units at all mandal parishad development offices as per directions of revenue minister N. Raghuveera Reddy.more..

SOLAR MARKET IN AP GETS HOTTER!!

First Solar, a US-based end to end solar energy solutions company, is looking at the unprecedented power shortage since past few months as an opportunity to promote solar energy.

Peak hour deficit is as high as 11 per cent in the country while it is much higher in the Southern States. First Solar is keen on utilising this situation to its advantage and is exploring options to tap potential for renewable energy in southern States, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in particular.MORE

 

AP PLANS 20% SUBSIDY ALONG WITH 30% CENTRAL SUBSIDY FOR SOLAR UNITS

 The government of Andhra Pradesh has planned to invest 20 per cent of the total subsidy along with 30 per cent of the subsidy of union government of India to encourage solar units in the state. The common household will get the facility to sell extra power from the sun at a pool cost. MORE..

 

*NEW FUND TO REDUCE COSTS FOR SOLAR POWER PROJECTS

A demand for the creation of a separate window under the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) has been made by the industry. It may provide a boost to the country’s domestic solar energy projects by providing easy access to finance for such clean energy technology, the industry has stated in a FICCI white paper.The paper on reducing the cost of finance for solar energy projects through NCEF has been submitted to the government for consideration

 (MORE INFORMATION UNDER THE .PROJECT FINANCING SECTION) MORE

 

*GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE WILL SAVE RS 54,000/YEAR BY ADDING SOLAR POWER!!       

 Worried by frequent power cuts disrupting studies, the students of the regional government Industrial Training Institute in the Araku valley, Visakhapatnam, have found out a green solution. The students are counting upon solar energy to fulfill the power shortage.The ITI authorities together with a few local industries have successfully installed 5 KWh solar panels on the rooftop of ITI's administrative office. The four panels of 250 KWh are also being set up on the building. The project took its shape with World Bank's aid. 

The chairman of the institute management committee, P. Purnachandra Rao who is also the proprietor of Eastern Chemicals said, “A number of local industries are assisting the ITI and also Gayatri Vidya Parishad. It is the first ITI in the region and the second in the State to install solar panels and tap solar energy. It is creating awareness about solar energy among the students and the general public in the region.”
  Educational institutes provides the platform to promote solar energy, Should it become mandatory!?? 
TN has imposed a 6% obligation on higher education institutions by January 2014. Will this lead other states!? 
 
 

 

*GOVERNMENT TO EXTEND THE BID VALIDITY INCLUDING BANK GUARANTEE TILL 30.09.2013!!!  

 It has been decided that the purchase price of solar power through the competitive bidding route is at Rs.6.49/unit at all the notified locations in RfS.Therefore, you are hereby requested to convey your willingness or otherwise 

to supply power at the said purchase price of Rs.6.49/Kwh. If you are willing to execute the said Solar power project at the notified price, the same may be intimated immediately within the 30 days from the date of issue of the letter. You are also requested to intimate the quantum/modified quantum of capacity to enable the APTRANSCO to evaluate further processing. However, incompliance of orders of High Court of AP dated: 04.03.2013, the finalisation of evaluation of bids in respect of locations viz., 23, 29, 34, 41, 73, 76, 82, 90, 101, 106, 107, 108, 111,112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 121, 124, 126, 127, 134, 141, 143 and 151 has been deferred until getting permission from the Hon’ble court. Prospective willing bidders are requested to extend the bid validity including Bank Guarantee till 30.09.2013. more.   

 

 *91% OF  SOLAR ENRGY CAN BE CONVERTED CLAIMS AN AP MANUFACTURER

A Vijayawada-based solar energy equipment manufacturer, Jyothi Solar Power Projects has claimed that by using two new technologies together with the existing photo-voltaic (PV) panel sistem, 91 per cent of the Sun’s energy could be converted into electrical power.At a meeting to showcase the technologies here on Saturday, P. Lakshminarayana, Director-Technical of the company said they had applied for patents.They include ‘Twintin’, a sistem based on sensors that could synchronise PV panels with the Sun’s movement, thus capturing maximum heat and a Multi-Junctional Device (MJD) with Nano technology that could instantly convert solar energy into electrical power.

Asked about when the product would be available in the market, he said it would be a few more months for the necessary approvals and stamp of recognition to come. “We have already got patent approvals by the Indian Research Association,” he stated. Government of India would get royalty for 20 years for the first international research patent (Space Solar Exploratory Research). In two months, the company’s technical team would prove the technology by generating 40 megawatts of solar power in the presence of scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA. A young scientist with Jyothi Solar Power Projects, Prasanna Kumar said the cost would work out to between Rs. 1 and 1.2 lakh per kilowatt of electrical power produced. Currently, he said between 14 and 16 per cent of solar energy was converted into electrical power in India. more.. 

Multi junction solar cell is a new area of thrust. Sharp is alraedy practicing it. Add to multi junction - solar tracking
You will obviously get more % efficiency. Even then, 90 % seems like a game changer.
I have heard of 37/38 % efficiency from Spectrolab of Boeing. Add another 25 to 30 %  due to dual axis tracking sistems.
But still 90 % seems pretty high.   That is great news for India. This will trigger Solar cell research in India and we will be having  soon a game changer.

 

 

  


 

 

*SOLAR PROJECT BIDDERS IN ANDHRA PRADESH TO EXTEND VALIDITY  OF  OFFERS 

The Andhra Pradesh Power Coordination Committee has asked prospective bidders of solar photo-voltaic projects in the State to come forward with their proposal to take part in the process for finalisation of developers.
The Committee also asked some of the bidders to extend the bid validity and bank guarantee period till September 30, in cases which are now under consideration by the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
The committee asked developers willing to take part in the bids to submit their intent. However, in cases where the High Court has taken up the issue, it has been deferred until getting permission from the High Court

MORE...

 

HYDERABAD,  AP GETS A $30MILLION INVESTMENT  FROM ADB FOR SOLAR POWER PROJECT

NEW DELHI, MAY 1:  The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday announced its first equity investment in India’s private sector renewable power generation. The Philippines-based bank has decided to invest $30 million in Hyderabad-based NSL Renewable Power Private Ltd. ADB did not divulge the percentage of stake it is buying in the firm. NSL Renewable has a book value of Rs 525 crore as on March 31. The investment is also ADB’s first private sector assistance to India’s hydropower sector. The bank, with participation from nearly 67 countries, invested $2.3 billion in renewable projects in Asia in 2012-13. MORE..

  This is a great investment in the solar industry in Andhra pradesh. As the investments come pouring in, the market will be getting stronger.

 

*THE 4000MW CAPACITY ADDITION - A SOLUTION TO THE POWER CRISIS IN AP!?  

HYDERABAD, MAY 2:Andhra Pradesh is poised to add about 4,000 MW by December-March next, which is expected to significantly ease the demand supply situation in the State.The capacity addition will come from 1,600 MW project at Krishnapatnam, 600 MW from Bhupalapally of AP Genco, 1,040 MW of Hinduja National Power Ltd and from another project in Ramagundam. source

 The target might be audacious given the fact that the tenders are yet to be invited.

 

 

INDIA PLANS MORE SUBSIDIES FOR SOLAR POWER!!!!

MUMBAI—The Indian government will unveil proposed regulations Monday to create subsidies and expand a "Buy Indian" mandate to give a boost to its lackluster solar-power sector, putting it on a collision course with the U.S.

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The new rules will extend local content requirements, which so far have been restricted to a type of technology known as silicon wafers, to thin-film cells as well, Tarun Kapoor, joint secretary in India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, told The Wall Street Journal.

The move will likely hurt foreign players who currently supply the majority of the parts used in India's solar farms, but it should provide a lift to the country's meager domestic solar-manufacturing sector, which had been bleeding because of cheap imports.

SOURCE

 *HINDUJA NATIONAL POWER TO COMMISSION A 1040MW POWER PLANT IN AP

The first unit of (2x520 MW) 1,040 MW Hinduja National Power Corporation Ltd is set to be commissioned by October-November and start power supplies.The second unit of 520 MW will also be commissioned by early next year adding to more capacity, according to the Chairman and Managing Director of AP Transco, Hiralal Samaria source

 

*SOLAR POWERED PUMP SETS IN ANDHRA PRADESH - PRAGMATISM OR A DISTANT REALITY ?

 Any plan to solve the power shortage problem by replacing the present 32 lakh conventional agriculture pumspets in the State with solar energy-linked pumpsets (SELP) appears to be a tall order under the present circumstances. more. 

*SOME MORE HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF COMING UP IN AP!!?

The heavy purchase price at which AP discoms  were forced to buy power from outside sources during the quarter (January, February and March 2013), which prompted them to propose yet another FSAC instalment. They attributed the shortage to shutdown of a huge installed capacity of 2,635 MW under hydel stations of Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar and 2,774 MW under gas-based projects, for want of water and gas.

Five days after approval of their proposal by Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) to collect an amount of Rs 609.30 crore as FSAC for 2012-13 third quarter (October, November and December 2012), they filed proposals on Monday before the commission for the fourth quarter, seeking yet another Rs 1,137 crore. 

As of now, AP is buying power at Rs 12.50 per to tied over the summer. It has now become a regular scenario.unit .Rs 12.50 is a very high price and it is bound to lead further FSA hike in the near future

As indicated earlier, it appears that the APPC price is in for a huge hike from its present Rs 2.50/ unit. In a way it is good news for the solar power producers who rely on APPC  PLUS REC.

Both these FSACs may lead to a hike of over Rs 1.50 per unit to the consumers.

 source 

 

DUAL AXIS SOLAR TRACKING sistem TO BE INSTALLED IN HYDERABAD!! 

SmartTrak Solar sistems has installed a 5 HP solar water pump along with its dual axis solar tracking sistem at a agriculture farm in Shamshabad near Hyderabad.

The dual axis solar tracking sistem changes axis and helps generate up to 40 per cent more energy compared to fixed sistems, according to the Hyderabad-based company. READ

Dual axis tracking sistems are efficient, but do they have cost benefits?. Do they have value of money or rather can we add few more panels.

 

 *  RE-TENDERING OF SOLAR BIDS IN AP!! A POSSIBILITY!? 

The government’s bid to finalise tenders for solar power and encourage generation of non-conventional energy to meet the gap in the demand and supply from conventional sources may not be a smooth affair. 

It may even lead to cancellation of the present bids and going in for re-tendering at the end of 30 days time, if solar power developers back out to generate solar power at the tariff announced by the State. source

While some inner circles are projecting that the appc in AP can go upto Rs 6 in another 4 years.

 Retendering will lead to court cases and delay the process.

This decision of AP ie Rs 6.49 will open up the flood gates for REC mechanism in AP.

Many developers have identified the substation, lands, financiers, etc and are just wanting to move fast.

 

 * Another increase in electricity tariff in AP in the july, August , September 2013 electricity Bills !

Orders APERC

 Already bearing a heavy burden due to a steep hike of over Rs 6,300crore in tariff, power consumers in AndhraPradesh will now have to cough up an additional Rs 609 crore in the form of Fuel Surcharge Adjustment (FSA) for the third quarter of 2012-13 fiscal. 
The state government, which is under severe attack from all quarters over the unprecedented hike in power tariff as well as levy of FSA, failed to keep its word on relieving the consumers of the fresh burden.  source

It is well known that the AP gov has ordered to buy 450 MW at Rs 12.50 per unit during summer. That burden will get passed on as FSA oct , nov and dec. 

 

 * Andra FM says those willing to sell power at Rs 6.49/ unit are welcome to submit their proposals within 30 days 

 Rs 6.49 

In December last year, the government had announced a solar power development policy with a commitment to purchase 1,000 Megawatt from solar power

The Andhra Pradesh government has fixed Rs 6.49 per unit as the procurement price of power from the upcoming solar power projects in the state.

A cabinet-subcommittee headed by finance minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy announced the decision on Tuesday. The minister said those willing to sell power at the government determined price were welcome to submit their proposals within 30 days.

"We have arrived at this price after studying the procurement policies adopted by states like Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu," Hiralal Samaria, chairman and managing director of APTransco, the umbrella organisation of the state power utilities, told Business Standard.

In December last year, the government had announced a solar power development policy with a commitment to purchase 1,000 Megawatt from solar power. Subsequently, APTransco had invited bids for setting up solar projects with a capacity of between 1Mw and 5Mw at select electric sub-stations across the state.

About 330 companies and individuals, including some big names like Lanco, have submitted bids by quoting up to Rs 16 per unit as there was no benchmark price indicated by the government. Some reports said the average of all the price bids stood a little over Rs 8 per unit. Against this backdrop, the procurement price announced by the state government comes as a surprise for many prospective developers.

On whether the utilities would be able to attract developers willing to sell power at Rs 6.49 per unit to the extent of 1,000 Mw, Samaria said they would have to wait for the actual response.

It is an unviable price, considering that  a one mw plant costs  Rs 7 cr including land and transmission infra.

This will open up the REC route in AP. Many of the bidders who have identified lands and substations will go in for APPC plus REC.

Accreditation will get delayed as the Gov would like to give priority to the bidders to select the substations.

It is to be presumed that the bidders will be given a chance to  reselect their locations.

Tamil Nadu had offered Rs 6.48 a unit with escalation facility of 5 per cent over 10 years. This leads to a levellised tariff of Rs 7.75 a unit.

 

Second Lowest price for solar power in India , set by Andhra Pradesh Rs 6.49 / unit 

The cabinet sub-committee headed by finance minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy  pegged the benchmark price for purchasing solar power from private generators at Rs 6.49 per unit. This is the lowest price offered by any state government in the country.

While NTPC is buying solar power at Rs 6.75 per unit,

Rajasthan is doing so at Rs 6.45 per unit - lowest SOURCE

Tamil Nadu at Rs 6.48 per unit. with a 5 % escalation clause.  source

*Emmvee commissions first phase of 20MW solar plant in Hindupur, Andhra Pradesh

Emmvee Photovoltaic Power Pvt Ltd has connected the first 5MW of its path breaking 20MW Solar Power Plant to the grid in Hindupur, Andhra Pradesh.. read more →

*Solar price fixed at Rs 6.49 in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is considering the possibility of a uniform tariff of about Rs 6.49 a unit for solar photovoltaic power projects...  source 

 

 

INDIA DRAGS USA TO WTO FOR VIOLATION OF GREEN ENERGY TRADING!!!

Two months after it was taken to the World Trade Organization by the US government on the renewable energy (RE) sector, the Indian government has done likewise.

It has made a complaint to WTO’s dispute settlement body, alleging the US, both at the federal and state levels, is offering subsidy programmes in the sector for local content requirements, making the entry of Indian companies difficult and breaching global trading rules.
 MORE...

 

Petrol Station In Rurals Of Andhra Gets Solar Back-Up   

Su-Kam Power sistems Ltd has installed solar power plants in two petrol stations of rural Andhra Pradesh. The plant is capable of providing 8 hours of power backup.Saturday, April 27, 2013:  Petrol pumps in rural areas of Petrol stations in Andhra Pradesh have started to produce solar power backup to overcome power cuts and provide better and efficient services to their customers. SOURCE

 

 

IOC outlet at Mangalagiri, AP, taps solar energy to power diesel pump

 

The newly opened retail outlet of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at Mangalagiri in Andhra Pradesh is showing the way to other such outlets in tapping solar energy as an alternative to power sourced from conventional generators at high costs.

Its dealer Valluri Koteswara Rao and his son Yugandhar, who is an engineering graduate, were keen on harnessing solar energy from the beginning and wasted no time in giving shape to their idea. They got a 2 kW solar power unit, comprising eight panels of photovoltaic modules, installed at a total cost of Rs. 3.50 lakh and started operating the diesel pump. Plans are afoot to supply solar energy to the petrol pump too in due course of time. more

 

 

*The AP government announced its policy for encouraging solar power production in the state and issued a GO (No. 22) to this effect.

In view of the potential to harness solar power, it was felt that net metering facility be provided to the consumers to generate solar power for self-consumption and feeding excess power into the grid when it is not being consumed by them.

AP Transco recently installed 100 KW solar plant at Vidyut Soudha, Hyderabad on a pilot basis and is following the net metering facility. As per the new policy, net metering facility will be implemented for consumers who intend to encourage solar green energy and set up solar PV plants at unutilized places like roof-tops, waste lands, buildings of

individual households, industries, offices, institutions, residential complexes etc. Subsidy will be provided by the government of India through NREDCAP up to 30% on the cost of the panel up to a capacity of 500 KW without battery support. 26/03/13

Because one is getting the subsidy , plants set up thus will not be eligible for REC benefits

 

 

*  Net metering and superannuation of coal plants in AP

He said the state which has been witnessing suicides by farmers till now is now seeing suicides by industrialists on account of huge losses incurred by them due to power cuts.
"Lakhs of employees have lost their jobs with the closure of thousands of small, medium and micro industries due to power cuts. Students are facing several hardships during exams," he said.

Coal-fired power plants in state superannuate

Andhra Pradesh is in for a major power crisis in days to come, with as many as 1,160 thermal power plants across the state likely to be phased out soon. In fact, all such (thermal power) units have long been superannuated, officials said.

The average age of thermal power plants is stated to be 25 years, as per standard set by the Union power ministry. However, most such units in the state are to complete half-a-century, officials said adding, as a result, roughly as many as 1,160 coal-based (thermal) power plants will be phased out soon.

This means that new thermal power plants will have to be commissioned soon. So, till such replacement is put in place there will be huge power crisis in the state owing to a huge shortfall in power supply.

Already, the overuse of the thermal plants has led to their frequent breakdowns that often last for over a month causing recurring power crisis in the state. In fact, most such plants are generating power far below their capacity, say experts adding, the machinery “of most such units would continue to suffer a damage if their overhauling wouldn’t be carried out frequently. Besides, such units ‘require’ frequent maintenance owing to damages they suffer due to increasing power demand during the peak summer season.

AP’s new policy to encourage Solar power

In a bid to wriggle the state out of power crisis to the extent possible, the government has announced a new policy wherein customers can generate solar power, consume and sell it to distribution firms. Known as net metering facility in technical parlance, the new sistem is aimed at encouraging solar power.

Maharashtra government has already announced a similar policy. According to a Chief Minister’s Office press release, APTransco has installed a 100 KW solar plant at Vidyut Soudha and is implementing the net metering facility on pilot basis. Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy recently visited the plant and monitored the functioning of the sistem.

As per the new policy, consumers can feed excess power to the grid and specially designed meters will record net energy consumption after deducting energy supplied to the grid and raise the bills accordingly. The solar plants can be erected on roof tops and waste lands and the Centre will provide 30 per cent of the cost of solar panel as subsidy.

The net metering facility, however, will be available only for three phase services. The rebate in power bills for solar energy injected into the grid is available only when the energy supplied by discoms is more than what it received from consumers.

Discoms won’t pay consumers for power supplied over and above the energy they drew from the former.

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* Officials to Continue Purchase of 450 MW power at Rs.12.50 per unit for agriculture sector.

The government is asking the officials to buy 450 MW at Rs. 12.50 per unit for agriculture purpose but why is the government not considering the idea of buying solar energy instead ? Everyone knows that  there are a lot of advantages if the government is ready to buy solar power, initially Agriculture sector require power during day time which now many farmers are experiencing a huge power cut during that time instead of that i can say if we tap the solar energy and thus we not only get uninterrupted power but also at very low costs. They tell they need to purchase 450Mw at Rs.12.50 whereas one unit of solar power can be bought at Rs.6-7. Its high time that the government thinks about this idea and start taking a lot of initaiatives to promote Solar Power Generation among the Developers. ....

The efforts of Chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy in getting additional electricity supply have paid off with the Centre agreeing to provide additional supply of 930 MW from various sources.This will help the State to meet the increasing demand to some extent and the requirement for standing rabi crops, industrial supply and domestic supply in the examinations season.The Chief Minister reviewed the power supply position at a high-level meeting on Monday night.He directed the officials to continue purchase of 450 MW power at Rs.12.50 per unit for 

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 Burden On The Shoulder Of Consumers Increases As 4 Discoms Seek Rs 1,068cr FSA For 3rd Quarter Of Rs 13

The four power distributing companies (discoms) have sought a whopping Rs 1068.28 crore in Fuel Surcharge Adjustment for the third quarter of the financial year 2012-2013.Objections to the FSA proposals were heard by the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission on Monday. There were loud protests throughout the day at the public hearing, resulting in about 150 TRS, CPM and CPI activists being arrested along with party leaders E.T. Narasi-mha, Dr. Sudhakar, and Y.V. Rao. They were taken to the Nampally police station and released later.Only last week, APERC had heard more than a hundred objections to the discoms proposals for the second quarter of the year and had approved Rs 753 crore FSA against the rs 985.97 crore claimed by the four discoms.

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Andhra Registers Highest Power demand

The state on Saturday registered the highest ever power demand of 315 million units surpassing the previous high of 311 million units. The state is already experiencing a shortage of 65 million units per day and energy department officials warned of more power cuts if the demand touches the 325 million units mark.By touching 315 MU on Saturday, Andhra Pradesh became the third highest power consuming state in the country just behind Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh

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 Opportunity for AP Solar Power Developers as the Govt Announces Low Allocation in the Budet for Power Sector.

 

The entire subsidy of subsidised power is estimated to be about Rs 14,000 crore but the allocation is barely half of it in the budget. more...

 


 Revenue offices in Khammam district of AP to tap solar power to overcome crisis 

Several government departments, particularly the mandal revenue offices, are gearing up to tap the solar power, the inexhaustible source of energy, in a big way to overcome the hurdles posed by the power cuts in their functioning and conserve the conventional energy sources.

Solar power packs of one kilowatt capacity have already been sanctioned to as many as 12 mandal revenue offices across the district under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The Central government sponsored JNNSM off-grid power projects initiative has provided the much needed impetus to the promotion of the use of solar energy in the government offices and institutions.

The huge deficit in power supply and the resultant long hours of power cuts have prompted the government departments and agencies concerned to initiate steps for harnessing the solar power, the alternative source of energy.

more .... 

 


 

Private players to get subsidy for setting up solar units

The state government, which is now gradually shifting its focus on non-conventional energy sources to bridge the widening gap between the demand and supply of power, has approved a plan mooted by The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) to generate 100 MW of solar power from Anantapur district.The NEDCAP has set a target of producing 100 MW of solar power in 2013-14 financial year. And as per its plan subsidy will be provided to the private players who intend to set up of solar power units.According to NEDCAP district manager M Sivaprakash, three mandals have been chosen suitable for solar power generation. The NEDCAP is aiming at producing 82 MW of solar power in Kadiri mandal and 18 MW more in Kalyanadurgam and Rayadurgam mandals.

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 SunBorne To Invest Rs 180 For 20 MW Solar Facility 

Clean energy company SunBorne Energy, backed by General Catalyst Partners, Khosla Ventures and Wadhawan Holdings, has bid for setting up solar plants totaling 20 mw in Andhra Pradesh and will invest about Rs 180-200 crore, with equity accounting 30 per cent of it, according to Gagan Vermani, executive director and chief operating officer (PV business head), SunBorne Energy.The power produced by these multiple plants will be sold to Andhra Pradesh power utilities.

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Pennar Diversifies Into Solar PV Units, Cold-Form Building Work. 

Pennar Industries Ltd has diversified into cold-form building sector, setting up of solar photo-voltaic power plants and offering water treatment solutions.The Hyderabad-based company through its pre-engineered structures division expects to achieve a turnover of Rs 330 crore during the current financial year, up from Rs 280 crore it logged last year, the company informed its shareholders through a notification to stock exchange.Seeking shareholders’ nod to support the expansion project of the structured buildings division and the company’s entry into new areas such as solar power generation, 

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AIC Projects Completes Three German Solar Parks

Outside of Germany, AIC Projects and Hanwha SolarOne are cooperating on a new solar park in Kadiri, Andra Pradesh, India. As part of the cooperation, Hanwha SolarOne delivered 5MWp of modules to the Indian project 

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South Indian City Of Anantapur To GO SOLAR And Save $1 Million Every Year 

The municipal corporation of Anantapur in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first municipality in the country to set up a solar power project to power its water pumping operations and street lights. The impressive plan includes installation of 5 MW of a solar PV project in the city. The project will be connected to the state’s power grid and will power the water pumping and street lights of the entire municipality’s area.

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Solar City Project Aims At Minimum 10% Reduction In Projected Demand Of Conventional Energy At the End Of Five Years

Krishna district Collector Budha Prakash M. Jyothi has set the ball rolling for transformation of Vijayawada into a solar city by approving the proposals submitted by the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP).

In the wake of a rapid rise in demand for electricity, development of solar cities is seen as the most viable proposition. It is designed to encourage local governing bodies to prepare a road map to guide their cities in becoming ‘renewable energy cities’ or ‘solar cities’.

Vijayawada is the only city in Andhra Pradesh that figures out in the list of ‘solar cities’.To ensure optimum utilisation of solar energy to meet the objective of a solar city status, the local authorities plan to entrust the task of motivating individuals and various sectors to a group of departments. “A group of sectors have been attached to different government wings that will take shoulder the responsibility of bringing these segments into the fold of solar energy users,” said NREDCAP Executive Engineer K. Srinivasa Rao.

As per the master plan, Municipal Health Officers, Regional Inspection Officers of the Board of Intermediate, RDO, Vijayawada and Town Planning Officers will coordinate to educate and motivate persons concerned with the city hotels and hostels.

Municipal Health Officers and District Coordinator, Arogyasri, Vijayawada, will coordinate with hospitals, Deputy Commissioners in the Departments of Labour and Commercial Taxes and town planning officers will wield their influence on local traders, shop-keepers and other commercial establishments.

Similarly, the Additional Joint Collector, Krishna district will encourage government officers while the District Education Officer, the Deputy District Education Officer in the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation and the Chief City Planner will shoulder the responsibility of schools and colleges, including private institutions.

The solar city project aims at minimum 10% reduction in projected demand of conventional energy at the end of five years, through a combination of enhancing supply from renewable energy sources in the city and energy efficiency measures. With the duty margins chalked out for each category, it is now time for constitution of a Solar City Cell and a Solar City Stake Holders’ Committee.

“The Municipal Commissioner will organise a meeting of all the stake-holders to involve them actively in meeting the objective of a solar city,” said Mr. Rao.The NREDCAP Executive Engineer is the coordinating officer to provide technical information and to process the financial assistance besides extending technical support.

 Source

 


 The state power utilities are going to select private developers as well as private procurers for 1,000 Mw solar power projects, which the government wants to be established by June, 2013.

The Andhra Pradesh government has come up with this novel idea to ensure a buyer-seller link outside the state power utilities to minimise the subsidy burden.According to the guidelines issued by the AP energy department, the discoms will have to include the cost of solar power in their filings with the state electricity regulatory commission (APERC). However, the extra cost to the extent not covered by tariff order will have to be recovered through sale at the rate at which it was procured. 

In case the solar power is not fully subscribed to by the private industry, the government will bear the differential between the tariff allowed by the regulator and the actual cost paid to the developers by the power utilities for the remaining power.

The government orders, however, do not permit the prospective solar power developers to set up their project at a location of their choice but only under specified sub-stations to be notified by APTransco, a release stated on Wednesday.

Source

 


2000 MW of power will be generated from alternative sources of energy

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday assured the industry representatives of taking all possible measures to tide over the power shortage crisis in the State and hoped that by December 2013, the crisis would be over.

While inaugurating the TiE-ISB Connect Conference here on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that in the short-term, within six to eight months, 2,000 megawatts of power from alternative sources such as wind and solar energy would be generated in the State.

“We have come out with an alternative power policy to harness wind and solar energy. By December 2013, all the southern States including AP will be connected to the northern grid, which has surplus power. This connectivity will meet our energy needs,” the Chief Minister said.

 Source

 


The Andhra Pradesh Government is likely to call bids for generation of 1,000 mw of solar power shortly in a bid to overcome the power crisis and also to encourage non-conventional energy sector.

Bank guarantees will be obtained from successful bidders to discourage non-serious players and deadline for the production will be March 2013.

The government will claim the bank guarantee if anyone fails to commence production as per the schedule.

This decision was taken because many organisations failed to commission production although they obtained sanction for generation of nearly 100 mw of solar power in the past. The government is likely to offer Rs.7 to Rs.7.50 per unit of solar power supplied to the grid by the private producers.

The rate has been chosen based on the lowest rate quoted by the companies when Delhi government called for tenders recently.

 source

 


POWER SCENARIO

 OWNERSHIP SECTOR                    STATE         PRIVATE             CENTRAL        TOTAL       UNIT

THERMAL                                          5092.50         3857.20              2821.38        11771.08    MW

NUCLEAR                                                 0                      0                      275.78             275.78    MW

HYDRO                                               3734.53                0                           0                3734.53    MW

RES*                                                     221.83             813.91                    0               1035.74     MW

                                                                                                                                                                                         

GRAND TOTAL                                   9048.86           4671.11              3097.16       16817.13   MW

                                                                                       

INSTALLED CAPACITY IN ANDHRA PRADESH

DISCOM RATING IN ANDHRA PRADESH

The Ministry of Power(MoP) has released its First Annual Integrated Rating of the State Electricity Distribution Utilities. The ratings were carried out by the rating agencies- ICRA Limited and CARE. In total, 39 state utilities from 20 states were rated and the utilities from Gujarat came on top with excellent ratings whereas the utilities from Uttar Pradesh came at the bottom.

 

 

The utilities were rated based on the following parameters.

Rating Parameters

The Score distribution is as follows.

Distribution

 

 

MORE DETAILS

 

 STRENGHTS AND WEAKNESS OF DISCOMS

1)SOUTHERN POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY OF ANDHRA PRADESH LIMITED      B

 

Background On Feb 1, 1999, Government of Andhra Pradesh initiated the first phase of reforms and restructuring in AP‟s  power sector by unbundling APSEB into APGENCO and APTRANSCO to cater to Generation and  Transmission &  AT·Distribution respectively. APTRANSCO was further reorganized into four distribution  companies to cater to the needs to different districts of AP. Government of Andhra Pradesh on 31st March  2000 declared formation of Distribution Companies. In this process, Andhra Pradesh Southern Electricity  Distribution Company was formed in April 1, 2000 to serve Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor and  Kadapa districts with a vision to „become an efficient utility supplying reliable and quality power, promoting  economic development and being self-reliant commercially‟. The Corporate Office and Headquarters of  APSPDCL are at Tirupati City.

 Key Strengths:

  •  Absence of true-up order. APSPDCL is regularly filing for true-up annually, however true-up order  is not in placeFirst Integrated Rating for State Power Distribution Utilities
  •  Huge net losses during the period FY2010-12 when adjusted for subsidy received from GoAP
  •  Liquidity stress at the back of delays in receipt of subsidy for expensive power and approved FSA.  Further, FSA for FY2008-09, FY2009-10 and Q1FY2010-11 is still under consideration in courts  and hence not yet recovered
  •   Non receipt of subsidy for expensive power from government leading to high receivables and  receivable days. To fund these receivables, DISCOM has raised short term loans resulting in  unfavorable capital structure with high debt to equity
  •  Low cost coverage with income covering only around 81% of the costs
  • Satisfactory overall consumer metering with around 93% of consumers being metered with  implementation of key reform measures for curtailing theft and improving consumer grievance  mechanisms

 Key Concerns

  •   CERC norms followed w.r.t. R.O.E and no untreated revenue gap
  •   Effective functioning of A.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC)
  • Higher growth rate in revenue as compared to growth in cost/expenditure
  • Satisfactory regulatory environment - Unbundled based on regional lines, tariff regulatory norms  compliant
  •   C Losses below the target level of 15% in FY2011 and FY2012  

 

 CHAIRMAN AND MD 

94408-12345

2284101

 

 

  EASTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY OF ANDHRA PRADESH LIMITED           B

Background APEPDCL was formed on March 31, 2000 and is engaged in distribution and bulk supply of power in the  Eastern region of Andhra Pradesh. APEPDCL covers the five circles viz. Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam,  Vizianagaram, East and West Godavari districts & 20 Divisions of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and caters to  consumer base of about 48 lakh (as on March 31, 2012).

 

Key Strengths

 Relatively lower and improving AT&C loss (about 10.6% in FY12 against 14.4% in FY11)

 Timely receipt of Tariff subsidy from Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) and moderate  collection days (~46 days in FY12)

 Effective functioning of the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) 

 Implementation of key reform measures such as unbundling on functional lines, Anti-theft  measures, customer service, call centre, etc

 Compliance with the regulatory environment (viz. Tariff filing, Utilization of R-APDRP proceeds,  etc) and maintenance of quality accounts

Key Concerns

 Liquidity stress led by delayed realization of subsidies from the GoAP for high cost power  purchases 

 Coverage of costs through revenue at only 83% during FY12

 Weakening of capital structure over the last three years with increasing reliance on short term debt  (constituting 88% of debt profile as on March 31, 2012)

 High payables days due to the liquidity stretch

P&T Colony, 
Seethammadhara, 
Visakhapatnam. 
Tel: 0891-2582392 (Control Room)

Sri. Kartikeya Misra  CMD

0891-2737678 9491049816 cmd@apeasternpower.com

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3)CENTRAL POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY OF ANDHRA PRADESH LIMITED          B

  Background Central Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APCPDCL) is the largest Discom in the  state of Andhra Pradesh covering seven districts and catering to over 8 million consumers. APCPDCL was  formed on the 31st March, 2000 and presently operates as a distribution licensee in the central part of  Andhra Pradesh covering seven districts i.e. Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Ananthapur, Mahaboobnagar,  Nalgonda, Kurnool and Medak . In 1998, the State of Andhra-Pradesh enacted the State Electricity Reform  Act and the first transfer scheme for unbundling of State Electricity Board into two entities, Andhra Pradesh  Transmission Corporation Limited (APTRANSCO) and Andhra Pradesh Generation Corporation Limited  (APGENCO) was undertaken. This was followed by a second transfer scheme which was drawn up in  March 2000, wherein the distribution function was segregated from APTRANSCO and vested with four  distribution companies (CPDCL for central region, EPDCL for eastern region, NPDCL for northern region  and SPDCL for southern region) based on regional lines.

Key Strengths

 Largest Discom in the state of Andhra Pradesh 

 Moderate AT& C Losses ranging between 18-21% for FY10-12 (excluding FSA)

   Low receivable days (excluding FSA and unbilled receivables) 

 High overall consumer metering with 88% of consumers being metered 

 Satisfactory regulatory environment - Unbundled based on regional lines, tariff regulatory norms  compliant 

 Timely receipt of tariff subsidy with 100% of the same received in the past   Effective functioning of A.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) 

 CERC norms followed w.r.t. R.O.E and no untreated revenue gap 

Key Concerns

 Low cost coverage and the same has remained below 100% for FY10-12

   Liquidity stress due to delays in receipt of expensive power subsidy and approval for FSA   Significant increase in debt resulting in deterioration in debt to equity ratio and interest coverage 

 APCPDCL is regularly filing for true-up annually, however true-up order is not in place   Despite registering profits during FY10-12, APCPDCL has recorded losses on subsidy received  basis

 

 

 Contact Details

6-1-50,
Corporate Office,
Mint Compound,
HYDERABAD-500 063.

 cmd@apcentralpower.com    CHAIRMAN AND MD 23454884  9440816346

customerservice@apcentralpower.com

4)NORTHERN POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY OF ANDHRA PRADESH LIMITED       B

Background The Northern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh (APNPDCL) was incorporated under the  Companies Act, 1956 as a Public Limited Company on March 30, 2000 to carry out electricity distribution  business as part of the unbundling of erstwhile APSEB. The Company caters the electricity to Warangal,  Karminagar, Khammam, Nizamabad and Adilabad Districts. The company reaches out to a consumer base  of 44.78 lakhs (March 31, 2012) spread across hamlets, villages, towns and cities.

Key Strengths

 Moderate AT& C Losses ranging between 19.01-19.79% for FY 2010-FY2012

 Satisfactory overall consumer metering with 80% of consumers being metered with implementation  of key reform measures for curtailing theft and improving consumer grievance mechanisms 

 Satisfactory regulatory environment - Unbundled based on regional lines, tariff regulatory norms  compliant

 Timely receipt of tariff subsidy from GoAP

 Effective functioning of A.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC)

 CERC norms followed w.r.t. R.O.E and no untreated revenue gap

Key Concerns

 Low cost coverage with income covering only around 82% of the costs for FY 2012

 Liquidity stress at the back of delays in receipt of subsidy for expensive power. Further, FSA for FY 2009, FY 2010 and Q1 FY 2011 is still under consideration and hence not yet recovered 

 Unfavorable capital structure with high short term borrowings owing to delay in receipt of subsidies and FSA

 High payable days

 Absence of true-up order. APNPDCL is regularly filing for true-up annually, however true-up order  is not in place  Although registering profits for FY2010-FY2012, when adjusted for subsidy received, APNPDCL  records losses  

APNPDCL CONTACT

H.No: 2-5-31/2,
Corporate Office, Vidyut Bhavan,
Nakkalgutta, Hanamkonda,
Warangal-506001
Phone No : 0870 - 2461501
Fax No : 0870 - 2461519

Chairman & Managing Director 8702461501

15. STEPS INVOLVED IN DESIGNING A ROOF-TOP SOLAR PV sistem WITH BATTERY BACKUP

 

A stand-alone PV plant for AC and DC loads:

 

The broad steps involved in designing a roof-top stand-alone solar PV plant are:

  1. Estimation of total loads and energy
  2. Selection of an inverter
  3. Sizing of battery bank
  4. Sizing of PV array
  5. Selection of other components
  6. Installation and commissioning
  7. Testing and evaluation

 

Estimation of total loads and energy: 

  1. Sum the total AC connected watts
  2. Sum the total DC connected watts
  3. Calculate the AC average daily energy requirement
  4. Divide this by the inverter efficiency to obtain the DC energy required to the AC load
  5. Calculate the total energy requirement due DC loads
  6. Add the DC energies obtained by step 4 and step 5
  7. This quantity is the total DC energy load on the battery bank  

Selection of inverter: 

  1. The capacity of the inverter must be more than that of the total daily average AC loads, including their surge requirement
  2. The nominal DC input voltage of the inverter will be the battery bank voltage and is decided by the design of the inverter
  3. The output will be single phase or three phase , 230/440V  & 50Hz, to be compatible to the AC loads requirement
  4. The conversion efficiency at minimum load (10%) should be 80%
  5. Total Harmonic Distortion (TDH) < 3%
  6. The wave shape, crest factor, power factor etc, to be as per the load requirements

 Battery bank sizing: 

  1. The total DC energy ÷ the nominal input voltage gives the daily Ampere Hour (AH) requirement from the battery bank
  2. The daily AH hours X autonomy ÷ discharge limit provides the battery bank Ampere hour capacity
  3. Battery bank AH capacity/Individual battery AH gives the number of batteries in parallel (generally it is 1)
  4. AC sistem voltage ÷ the battery voltage gives number of batteries in series 

PV array sizing: 

  1. Average daily AH requirement from the battery ÷ battery columbic efficiency gives the AH to be put in by the PV array in a day
  2. AH required from PV array ÷ average peak sun hours in a day of the site gives Amperes required from PV array
  3. Amperes from array peak ÷ panel (or module) peak ampere gives number of PV panel strings required in parallel
  4. Nominal sistem DC voltage ÷ nominal operating module voltage gives the number of SPV modules in one series string
  5. Number of modules in one series string X number of parallel strings gives the total number of SPV modules in the power plant
  6. Number of PV modules X PV module wattage is the total PV array wattage

 Other components: 

  1. Charge controller maximum current capacity should be one and half times that of total short circuit current of all parallel strings
  2. The total open circuit voltage of all the modules in series should give the maximum voltage of the charge controller
  3. The cables connecting the module to Junction boxes, to that of DC board and battery bank should be selected as per the standards
  4. Cut-outs, fuses and other control components should be as per the National standard of Electrical current ratings

 

Key words: Solar PV, photovoltaic sistem design, PV arrays, total AC and DC loads, selection of inverter for SPV, battery bank sizing, SPV array sizing, charge controller, SPV module, ampere hours (AH)

 

Easy Steps to Plan your solar roof top solution


Solar power energy sistems are not inexpensive.
Nor are they too expensive.
At present many households and factories, just need power.
Not many are asking as to when they will get the capital back.

Here is a news item in The Hindu saying that in a few years
the electricity tariff will be Rs 13 or Rs 14/-

(http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/small-units-plan-to-tap-solar-power-in-a-big-way/article4002924.ece)

So, it makes sense to go solar right away.

Fill and

 

get your house rooftop solar power estimate

 

by specialists !

Step 1: List your equipment

Number of Fans and no of hours u need it per day

Similarly list all electrical devices at home that u need to run in solar power

Lights, Refrigerator, grinder, oven, etc.,

Approx electricity bill per month

Step 2: Roof area you have in square feet

Step 3: Do you want a battery? If yes, for how many hours.


Fill the above information and email with address and mobile no to

 

< marketing.rooftop@gmail.com >

with subject

Rooftop requirement

 

 


 

If you are an installer/integrator, register with us

with address , experience and geographical area of operations

by sending a mail to

< marketing.rooftop@gmail.com >

with the subject installer/ integrator and location ....... 

We can send u customers who need solar energy !! 

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Some quotes


Installer 1

1KW sistem for Rs.2,10,000 (two lakh ten thousand only).


In this Govt. is offering Rs.70,000 as subsidy for 1KW sistem.

So, the customer has to pay only Rs.1,40,000 to us, we will get the subsidy directly from government.

2KW sistem will be Rs.2,70,000.


The break up is as follows:


Solar panels- Rs.60,000 (1000W)

Battery Rs.50,000 (400AH Solar Battery)

Inverter Rs. 30,000 (1KVA)

Mounting structures Rs.25,000

Cable and others Rs.20,000

VAT Rs.12,000


For 2KW sistem just double.

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Installer 2


1 KW (Without Battery) in Rs.
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1 KWp Solar Panels 51000
1 KVA PCU 24000
Junction Box (4:1) 4500
MS Structure 15000
Solar PV Cable 3000
Installation - Civil 10000
Installation - Wiring 8000
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115000
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1 KW (With Battery) in Rs.
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1 KWp Solar Panels 51000
1 KVA PCU 24000
2 X 200 Ah C10 Battery 35000
Junction Box (4:1) 4500
MS Structure 15000
Solar PV Cable 3000
Installation - Civil 10000
Installation - Wiring 10000
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152000
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SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC LIGHTING sistemS

Various Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) lighting sistems like lanterns, home lighting sistems, street lighting sistems, etc. are being implemented. As per the new guidelines, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will be providing Central Financial Assistance (CFA) at Rs.90/- per watt for all categories of SPV lighting sistems. The State Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs.50,00,000 under Plan towards supply of solar lanterns. It is decided to provide a subsidy of Rs.900/- per each lantern and distribute a total of 5,500 lanterns during the financial year 2010-11.

Considering the advantage of LED lighting sistems over CFL lighting sistems, it is proposed to implement all SPV lighting sistems with LEDs in place of CFLs.

 

 


 

SOLAR STANALONE POWER PLANTS

To meet domestic / institutional / commercial power requirements (Off-grid applications), MNRE has launched a programme called Solar Standalone Power Plants. MNRE will provide CFA of Rs.90/- per watt in case of sistems with battery backup and Rs.70/- per watt in case of sistems without battery backup, or 30% of the project cost whichever is lower for all categories of users plants.

In case of domestic applications, the CFA will be provided for the capacities upto 1 kW and in case of institution/commercial organisations, the CFA will be provided for capacities upto 100 kW. In case of pumping activity, the CFA will be provided upto 5 kW. Further, the domestic and institutions (non-profit) can avail soft loans at 5% interest rate from commercial banks to meet the cost over and above CFA.

A standalone solar power plant of 100 KW capacity has been set up Jeeyar's International Vedic Academy (JIVA), near Shamsabad, Hyderabad.


PROJECT PROPOSALS

The Proposals in the prescribed formats are invited for Standalone Solar Power Plants of capacities for 1 KW and upto 100 KW. The proposals in the prescribed formats shall be submitted along with processing fee of Rs. 5000 by way of Demand draft drawn in favour of NEDCAP Limited, payable at Hyderabad.

In respect of Solar Water Heating sistems, the details shall be submitted in the prescribed tabular form along with details of MNRE/BIS Certificate for the sistem proposed to be installed.

In respect of the specifications of various Solar PV and Solar Thermal sistems, the developers are requested to refer to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)

 

DETAILS OF OFF-GRID STAND ALONE SOLAR PLANTS SANCTIONED (AS ON 30.09.2010)
S. No. Location Details Capacity Status
1 EPTRI, Hyderabad 3.8 Kwp Commissioned
2 APYP, Begumpet, Hyderabad 4.5 Kwp Commissioned
3 M/s Cybermotion Technologies, Pot No 235, Road No 14, Banjara Hills, HYDERABAD 1 KWp Commissioned
4 SPV Stand alone sistem at M/s PRA Holdings Pvt Ltd , Hyderabad 4 KWp -do-
5 M/s JIVA , Sri Ramanagram, Shamsabad, Hyderabad 100 KWp Commissioned
6 APIIC Building, Nanakramguda, Hyderabad 21.4 KWp Commissioned
7 Jeeyar Educational Trust, Virija Ashram,Vishakapatnam 100 KWp Under execution and expected to be commissioned by 31.12.2010
8 Jeeyar Educational Trust, Sitanagram Ashram, Vijayawada 100 KWp Under execution and expected to be commissioned by 30.11.2010
9 Jeeyar Gurukulam, Beerasaipeta, Adilabad 60 KWp Project is being surrendered to MNRE due to reduction in CFA
10 Jeeyar Gurukulam, Katarivaripalem, Prakasam Dist 30 KWp -do-
11 Jeeyar Gurukulam, Allampalli , Adilabad Dist 100 KWp -do-
12 Tulasi Ramanuja Kutam,Mangalvarapupeta, Rajahmundry , E.G.Dist 80 KWp -do-
13 Ramanuja Jeeyar Mutt, Tirumala, Chittoor Dist 100 KWp -do-
14 Sri Ranghadhamam,Rajahmundry,E.G.Dist 30 KWp -do-
15 Al- Haque Educational Society, HYDERABAD 1 KWp Commissioned
16 Dhyanhita Educational Society Dist. 1.94 KWp Commissioned
17 Saptagiri Grameena Bank, Vadamalapet, Chittoor Dist. 1.3 KWp Commissioned
18 8 Nos 1KWp SPV Stand alone sistem at Different Govt Institutions in Krishna Dist 8 KWp Under execution and expected to be commissioned by 30.11.2010
19 Dr Reddy Laboratories, Hyderabad 3 KWp Under execution and expected to be commissioned by 31.10.2010
20 Pennar Engineering Building sistems Ltd, Hyderabad 25 KWp Under execution and expected to be commissioned by 31.10.2010
21 Prasad Imax Theater ,Hyderabad 100 KWp Expected to be commissioned by 31.12.2010
22 Association SaiKorian – Project Krushi 4-120/2, Gowdavalli Village Medchal, R.R. District 17.10 KWp Expected to be commissioned by 31.12.2010
23 Srishti art Gallery, Hyderabad 1.84 KWp Expected to be commissioned by 31.12.2010
24 Telecom towers of Indus Towers (100 Nos of 10.125 KWp capacity each) 10125 KWp Expected to be commissioned by 31.08.2011



Total capacity of sistems sanctioned : 10918.89 KWp
sistems installed : 138.94 KWp
Projects to be surrendered to MNRE : 400.00 KWp
Projects to be commissioned : 10379.95 KWp

 
                                       

 Cost effective solar hooter developed by engg students

What do you do when wild boars attack the crop in your field? Especially, if it happens to be at night.

Livewire-linked fencing sistem being used by some farmers is resulting in the death of animals, and sometimes even of humans. Though the solar power-based fencing also is in use by some farmers, it involves huge costs. As such, the farmers are left with no option but to stay in the field during nights to save the crop.

To overcome this problem, the students of Indur Institute of Engineering and Technology have developed a solar hooter that generates sound and light to scare away these animals and birds as well. The solar hooter offers a cost-effective solution.

“We have developed a sistem which repels jungle animals, monkeys, rats and birds. It is an audio-visual device which produces high decibel sound at frequent intervals . The flash light can be used to scaring the animals in dark,” said G. Govardhana Chary, who assisted the students in designing and developing the project. The hooter, costing Rs. 3,000 which is nothing but the material cost, was designed and developed by the third-year EEE students Purnachander, Saichaitanya, Praveen, Ragini Reddy and Matrusri.

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 AP government issues an amendment in solar policy

The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday issued an amendment to the solar policy it brought out on September 27. The amendment clarifies that the solar project developers will be eligible for ‘renewable energy certificates’ “subject to applicable CERC/APERC guidelines”. 

The developers may choose between availing themselves of “eligible incentives” under the AP solar policy or “only the incentives permissible under the CERC/APERC guidelines.” 

The ‘amendment’ brought in effectively cautions solar power producers that they might get market tradable RECs only if the guidelines of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission permit. By doing so, it address a lacuna in the policy. 

The AP policy essentially sought to encourage solar projects in the state by offering them exemptions from a number of charges such as wheeling and banking, cross-subsidy and electricity duty. These exemptions of course applied only to power sold within the state.

 Source

 


 

* Industries in Andhra Pradesh have expressed concern over recent regulatory order with regards to restrictions and control measures (R&C) effective from November 7 in the power sector and fuel surcharge collection.

The President of Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries Devendra Surana, told Business Line the regulator has restricted power allocation to 60 per cent of the required capacity and use beyond this will be penalised.

The new measures approved by the regulatory commission enforce steep penalty. This has been increased from three times to six-seven times of power cost, which is likely to have a major impact on the industry. He said wilful misuse of the penal provisions will not take place and as such there should be no provision for disconnection.

Further, the R&C measures can only be effective when an option for expensive power is available to all consumers so that those who are in desperate need of power have an option. This has to be urgently worked out and made available to all consumers.

The chamber said levy of fuel surcharge adjustment for the first quarter of 2012 has been fixed at Rs 1.32/unit. While it is acceptable to pass the increase in cost of power to consumers, it is not fair to pass on the cost of power used by other sectors of economy on to the industrial consumers.

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*My guess is that it is good news for Solar industry.

Farmers who are finding it difficult to irrigate their lands in view of acute power shortage can heave a sigh of relief, as a solar power unit is available now to meet their power demand to energise their pumpsets.

Under a pilot project under Indira Jala Prabha, a Rs. 5.50 lakh unit was launched in the remote Potluru village in Prakasam district on Tuesday by Municipal Administration Minister M. Mahidhar Reddy.

The Minister exhorted farmers to go for solar power-based unit, taking advantage of the subsidy of up to 30 per cent provided by the Centre.

Based on the success of the pilot project, the solar-powered borewells would be extended to more areas, said district Collector Anita Rajendra.

The solar panel of the unit, with a photovoltaic sistem rating of 5 kilowatts, produces enough power to run a 5 HP motor for eight hours, explained Sunbright Energy Solutions Limited Director (finance) Ch. Ravi.

The unit was installed to irrigate 10.87 acres of mango orchard belonging to five ST beneficiaries by the District Water Management Agency.

Source

 
* Andhra Pradesh CM tells industrialists that steps are on to mitigate power shortage
  26/7/12

* Andhra Pradesh: We have to overcome the power shortage, CM tells officials to chalk out Action Plan

Hyderabad: The Chief Minister Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy today directed the power officials to chalk out a comprehensive action plan to overcome the power shortage in the State. He said he will talk to the Prime Minister and other leaders about making available gas for the idle gas-based power plants in the State and said some way has to be found out. 

Non availability of gas, the ever growing demand and the slow onset of monsoon are slated to be the main reasons for the power shortage. "How are you going to overcome the shortage? What are the alternate measures for procuring additional power. You have to work out some concrete plans. We have to complete our power projects at the earliest", he said and added that he will take up with the Government of India regarding supply of unallocated power from NTPC.

The proposed solar policy wants to meet the RPP obligation solar projects to be allotted on tariff based bidding. Gap in the tariff decided by APERC and quoted tariff to be met out of the state budget. This allocation to be limited to the extent of RPP obligation only. Developers to be allowed the REC route for supply of Solar power at pooled cost. Wind Power projects: 237 MW of Wind Power Capacity is commissioned as on date in the State. APERC issued tariff for purchase of Wind Power at Rs. 3.50 per unit from 01-05-2009 to 31-03-2014. Developer is preferring pooled cost as decided by APERC under REC Mechanism. Maximum Capacity to be limited as per technical viability. The commissioned hydel projects are just 36 with a capacity of 101 MW. The Sub Committee recommendations in this regard are uniform policy to be adopted for registration of all Mini Hydel Projects, Method prescribed in GO Ms. No 165 of Irrigation dept to allot hydel projects on the basis of bid to be followed for all mini hydel projects irrespective of the source, All earlier registration to be cancelled and fresh bid to be invited for allotment subject to legal opinion, Detailed guidelines to be formulated for inviting bids, Mini hydel projects to be permitted on Major Canals subject to prescribed safeguards, Draft guidelines for setting up of Mini Hydel Projects on Major Canals to be made public for inviting suggestions of the stakeholders.

 


 

  As far as APGENCO is concerned, thermal generation has increased by 11.2% which contributed 100 mu per day to AP Grid so far during the current year. Generation from hydro power stations reduced drastically due to low/nil water available for power generation at most of the reservoirs. As far as status of APGENCO Projects under construction are concerned, Unit I of SDSTPS, Krishnapatnam (2x800 mw), the Commercial Operation Date (COD) is would be 1st June, 2013, Unit II would be December, 2013, Kakatiya Stage II (600 MW) would be December, 2013, and Rayalaseema Unit 6 (600 mw) would be August 2014.

more 3/7/12

 

* In the last 10 months, almost 117 million units of electricity consumed were drawn from the sun, at no extra cost to the consumers.

The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has fed 117 million units of solar energy into the grid procured from the first batch of the National Solar Mission.

Almost 178 MW of solar power, mainly photovoltaic, is being added to the country’s energy mix now. The eight States using this power are Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.

 POWER DEFICIT

The Government is pushing renewable energy (from all renewable sources). It proposes to increase it to 30,000 MW in the Twelfth Plan against 14,000 MW in the Eleventh Plan.

The country is experiencing power deficit of about 8-9 per cent at present, down from 10-13 per cent at the start of the Eleventh Plan.

In the second fortnight of July, the peak demand met was 115,000-117,000 MW, and the energy consumed was about 2,650 million units a day, sources said. This was up 6-7 per cent from same period last year. Of these 2,650 million units, 170-180 million units were from renewable sources, mostly wind energy. more 26/7/12 richam@thehindu.co.in

 


 


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 * Andhra Pradesh  to allow solar pv power plant developers to avail  the facility of Renewable Energy Certification for solar power generation.

The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to allow solar photovoltaic power plant developers to avail themselves the facility of Renewable Energy Certification for solar power generation.

The Government proposes to invite competitive bids with upper ceiling on cost. However, developers will be allowed pooled cost plus the facility to access renewable energy certificates. 

With the State faced with a shortfall of 24 million units per day, it is in the process of finalising long-term bids for procurement of 2,000 MW on long- term basis.

vrishi@thehindu.co.in

 The Chief Minister Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy today directed the power officials to chalk out a comprehensive action plan to overcome the power shortage in the State. He said he will talk to the Prime Minister and other leaders about making available gas for the idle gas-based power plants in the State and said some way has to be found out. 

 Non availability of gas, the ever growing demand and the slow onset of monsoon are slated to be the main reasons for the power shortage. "How are you going to overcome the shortage? What are the alternate measures for procuring additional power. You have to work out some concrete plans. We have to complete our power projects at the earliest", he said and added that he will take up with the Government of India regarding supply of unallocated power from NTPC.

  As far as APGENCO is concerned, thermal generation has increased by 11.2% which contributed 100 mu per day to AP Grid so far during the current year. Generation from hydro power stations reduced drastically due to low/nil water available for power generation at most of the reservoirs. As far as status of APGENCO Projects under construction are concerned, Unit I of SDSTPS, Krishnapatnam (2x800 mw), the Commercial Operation Date (COD) is would be 1st June, 2013, Unit II would be December, 2013, Kakatiya Stage II (600 MW) would be December, 2013, and Rayalaseema Unit 6 (600 mw) would be August 2014.

Karimnagar Stage I (700 mw) is at tendering stage and gas allocation is awaited, Krishnapatnam Stage II (800 mw), Dr.NTTPS Statge V (800 mw) and Kothagudem Stage VII (800 mw) for which draft detailed project report are ready. Polavaram HEP (960 mw) tender document ready, Vadarevu Stage I, Stage II and Stage III ( 1600 2400 1400 MW) are at development stage and for Shankarpally project, draft DPR is ready (gas allocation is awaited). The meeting also discussed about the proposed Nuclear Power Plant at Kovvada. source 4/7/12

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 This blog consists of three parts 

Part I deals with latest solar energy news from Andhra Pradesh

 Part II deals mostly with the Government regulations and guidelines for solar energy in Andhra Pradesh.

 Part III deals with solar energy business opportunities, solar energy business strategy, and solar energy investment required for different types of businesses all catering to the Private sector from large corporates to small medium ones. 

Part I

 Lat.est News – Andhra Pradesh Solar Energy

 Rooftop solar capacity : 10. 5 MW -  AP 

India has 98.05 MW of rooftop solar capacity coming up. Jharkhand tops the list of States with rooftop solar capacity with 16 MW under its belt. Rajasthan follows it with 12 MW and Andhra Pradesh has 10.5 MW.

Of the 98.05-MW spread across 78 projects, 58.05 MW has been commissioned, while the rest are under way. This was disclosed in Parliament by the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Mr Farooq Abdullah, last week. Eleven more projects would be completed by June, he said.

Many experts are of the view that the real solar story in India is not so much the MW-scale plants, but the rooftops and micro-grids. Such projects lighten the load on the grid and also avoid transmission and distribution losses. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/article3371358.ece

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olar business opportunity 

 In Buildings 

Rooftop solar power plants, Solar Water Heaters,

Energy Efficient Lights, Energy efficient designs,

GRIHA Ratings. Solar air conditioning etc.

 Solar business opportunity 

 In Shopping Malls 

 Rooftop Solar Power Plants, Solar Garden lights,

 Solar Road Studs, Solar Water Heater for Canteens,

kitchen waste plants etc.

 Solar business opportunity 

 In University/Colleges

  Rooftop Solar Power Plants, Solar Garden lights,

 Solar Road Studs, Solar Water Heater for Canteens

and Hostels, Solar Cooking, Solar Lightings, solar

street lightings, Kitchen waste plants etc.

 Solar business opportunity 

 In Hostels

 Solar Water Heaters, Biomass gasifier based cooking,

Solar Cooking, Kitchen Waste based plants, Solar

Lightings,

 Solar business opportunity 

 In Vegetable Markets 

Solar Lanterns for Road Shops, Market Waste based

Plants, Solar lightings, Solar cold storages etc.

Solar business opportunity 

In Sewage Treatment Plants 

Biogas Generation Plants, Power Generation from

Biogas, Biogas Cooking, Solar lightings etc.

Solar business opportunity 

In Roads 

Solar Street Lighting sistems, Road Studs, Solar

Traffic Signals, Solar Street Light Controls etc.

 Solar business opportunity 

In Transportation

 Battery Operated Vehicles, Biodiesel based Buses/

Vehicles etc.

Solar business opportunity 

In Residential Houses 

Solar Water Heaters, Solar Power Generators, Solar

Invertors, Solar Home Lighting sistem etc.

Solar business opportunity 

In Advt. Hoardings 

Solar Hoardings, CFL/LED replacement in hoardings

Solar business opportunity 

In Markets 

Solar Generators, Solar Water Heaters, Solar Power

Plants, Solar Lighting sistems, Solar Lantern etc.

Solar business opportunity 

In Hotels

 Solar Water Heaters for water preheating ( airconditioning plant, laundry , kitchen, swimming pool), Waste based Plants, Solar Garden Lights, Solar Road Studs, solar streetlights with automatic control)

 Solar business opportunity 

In Hospitals 

Solar Water Heaters ( air-conditioning plant, laundry, kitchen, incinerators/autoclaves), Solar Roof Top Power Plants, Solar Lightings, Solar Street Lights, Road Studs.

  Solar business opportunity 

In Restaurants 

Solar Water Heaters, Solar Lightings, Solar Cooking,

Gasifier Based Cooking

 Solar business opportunity 

In Schools 

Solar Cooking for Midday Meals, Solar Lightings,

Solar business opportunity 

In Data Center 

Solar lighting , solar air conditioning

 

Solar and other business opportunity 

In MSW Sites 

Suitable Technology for MSW Treatment i.e.,

Inciration, Landfill, Biomethanation, Palletization

Solar and other business opportunity 

In Industry 

Waste heat recovery, process heat recovery, biogas

production for thermal and captive  power plant

,biomass gasification, cogeneration , biomass based

power plants, SPV power plants inplaceof

conventional diesel generation, Solar Water Heaters,

solar street lights for industry campus with automatic

control, solar drying, Solar air conditioning etc.

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NREDCAP REGISTERED SPV sistemS SUPPLIERS FOR 2012-13AS ON 09.08.2012.Regn. Sl.No.Particulars of Registered Supplier Category of Regn.  Particulars of Products. 


 NREDCAP Registration Validity Service Centres & Dealers/Subdealers in A.P. NREDCAP

 Consider districts as one of the Registered suppliers to propagate & generate demand for their products   

01. M/S. Solar sistems – Sole Trading Concern Plot No.41 A, Industrial Park, Sarpavaram, Kakinada, EG Dist PIN 533 005 Tel No- 0884-236109 Mobile- 0440573389 Contact Person : Mr. Prasad email:solarsistemsindia@yahoo.com. 

 Mfr for CFL based SPV sistems & as one of the authorized dealers of M/s. Insta Power Ltd., Gurgaon, 

M/s.Avini Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd., BNG for LED based SPV sistems.And as one of the authorized dealers of M/s. HBL Power Power sistems for LMT Batteries.

CFL Based SPV sistems: Solar Lantern Model IIA Solar Street Lighting sistem, Solar Home Lighting sistem Model –IV – 04 Lights (04 Nos. of 9/11 W CFLS) LED based SPV sistems: Solar Street Lighting sistem Batteries: HBL make 12 V 40 Ah & 12 V 75 AH01.05.12To31.03.2013(Regn. Renewal)

Kakinada Vijayawada Guntur VSP Nidadavole Hyderabad .East Godavari West Godavari Visakapatnam Krishna Guntur Srikakulam Vizianagaram Hyderabad.

02 M/s. Access Solar Limited Regd. Office: Plot No.104, Prashanthi Nagar, KPIE, Kukutpally, Hyderabad PIN 500 072 Correspondence & Factory: M/S. Access Solar Ltd..S-5,Phase-II,TIE, Balanagar, Hyderabad- 500 037. Tel No.040-2307 6610 Fax No. 040-2307 6271. Website:www.accesssolar.net,email:info@accesssolar.net

Manufacturer PV Modules

 01.05.12To31.03.2013(Regn. Renewal)Not Furnished Anantapur Kadapa Kurnool Medak Rangareddy

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Regn.  Sl. No .Particulars of Registered Supplier, Category of Regn.  

Particulars of Products:  NREDCAP Registration Validity Service Centers & Dealers/Subdealers in A.P. NREDCAP

Considered districts as one of the Registered suppliers to propagate & generate demand for their products  

 03 M/S. Duranta Solar sistems Sole Trading Concern# 37-1-407(26/2), 2nd Line Bhagyanagar, Ongole Prakasam Dist PIN 523001. Contact Person: Mr. Suresh Cell No.09553181006. email:durantasolar@gmail.com

Dealer – As one of the authorized dealers of M/s. Avini Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. LED Based SPV sistems: Solar Street Lighting sistem, Solar Home Lighting sistem Model I & Model IISolar Lantern 09.05.12 To 31.03.13(Regn. Renewed) Not having Service centers & sub-dealers. Prakasam SPS Nellore Guntur Krishna Rangareddy


04. M/s. Jain Irrigation sistems Ltd.,  Regd. Office: Jain Plastic Park, PO Box No.72, NH No.6, Jalgaon – 425 001 Tel No. 0257-2260033/44 Fax No. 0257 -2261155AP Office: M/S.Jain Irrigation sistems Ltd., H.NO. 1-1-782/B5, Opp Park, Near Canara Bank, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad-500 080 Tel No. 040-2761 1706, 2761 2593 F 040-2761 6696 Website: www.jains.com


Manufacturer PV Modules CFL based SPV sistems: Solar Home Lighting sistems M I to M IV Solar Street Lighting sistems Solar Lanterns LED Based SPV sistems: Solar Street Lighting sistem Solar Home Lighting sistem Model – II Solar Lanterns Solar Water Pumping sistems11.05.02 To 31.03.2013. Regn. Renewed Having Branches & dealers in the entire AP Krishna Guntur Visakapatnam Vizianagaram Anantapur

05. M/S. Aditi Solar Pvt. Ltd., Plot 17, ALEAP Industrial Estate, Gajularamaram, Qutubullapur (M), RR District –Hyderabad - 500 090.Tel No. 040- 2004 0285. Regn. Renewal for 2012-13. Website:   www.aditisolar.in
Manufacturer PV Modules CFL based SPV sistems:Solar Street Lighting Syst. Solar Home Lighting sistem Model III11.05.02 To 31.03.2013Regn. RenewedHaving dealers in Annatapur, SR Nagar Hyderabad, VSP & VJD Visakapatnam East Godavari West Godavari Krishna Guntur :


3:Regn. Sl.No.Particulars of Registered Supplier Category of Regn.  Particulars of Products. 


 NREDCAP Registration ValidityService Centers & Dealers/Sudealers in A.P. NREDCAP Considered districts as one of the Registered suppliers to propagate & generate demand for their products.   

06 M/s. Velnet NonConventional Energy sistems Pvt. Ltd..,No.1, Yoga Centre Road, Behind Impact College, Kodigehalli, Bangalore- 560 092 Tel No. 080-23418630, 2351 2799 F-080-2341 8630 Website: www.kamalsolar.com.


Manufacturer PV Modules CFL based SPV sistems:Solar Lanterns Model IIA & IIBSolar Street Lighting Syst.Solar Home Lighting sistem Model I to Model IVBrand

Name: KAMAL 11.05.02 To 31.03.2013Regn. Renewed Having Dealers in Hyderabad, Vijayawada & Kakinada Rangareddy East Godavari Krishna Hyderabad.

07 M/s. Lanco Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd., Corporate Office: Plot No. 229, Udyog Vihar, Phase-I, Gurgaon -122 016. Tel Nos.0124-4691000 to 04 F-0124-4692500. Regd. Office: M/s. Lanco Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd., Regd Office:  Lanco House, Plot No.4, Software Units Lay Out, HITECH City, Madhapur, Hyderabad 500 081 Tel No. 040- 4009 0400Fax No. 040- 2311 6127Website: www.lancogroup.com

Manufacturer   PV Modules 11.05.02 To 31.03.2013. Regn. Renewed Hyderabad Kadapa Kurnool Prakasam  Nellore Anantapur

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Regn. Sl.No.Particulars of Registered Supplier Category of Regn.  Particulars of Products.  NREDCAP Registration ValidityService Centers & Dealers/Subdealers in A.P. NREDCAP Considered districts as one of the Registered suppliers to propagate & generate demand for their products

  
08 M/S Adithya Solar Energy sistems – Proprietary Concern, Flat No.109, 1st Floor, Meghana Complex, Opp Andhra Bank, Balanagar, Hyderabad-500037  Tel No. 040-2377 0285 F – 2387 8958. Website: www.adithyasolarenergy.com

Dealer – As one of the authorized dealers of M/s. Akshaya Solar Power (India) Pvt. Ltd., for PV Modules  M/S. Sun Solar sistems for CFL based, BNG & M/s. Ritika sistems   Pvt. Ltd., 

For LED based PV Modules CFL based SPV sistems: Solar Home Lighting sistems M IV Solar Street Lighting sistem LED Based SPV sistems: Solar Street Lighting sistem Solar Home Lighting sistem Model – I to Model IVSolar Lanterns16.05.12 to31.03.2013Regn. Renewed Having dealers at VSP, Bhoingiri NLG Dist.Narsapur Medak Dist Eluru-WG Dist.Kakinada EG Dist.Vijayawada-Krishna Dist. Ongole Prakasam Dist.& Kurnool Kurnool Anantapur Visakapatnam Vizianagaram Srikakulam

09 M/s. Sujana Energy Ltd., 601A, Astral Heights, Road No.1, Banzarahills, Hyderabad-500 034Tel Fax No. 040-2335 0953 Website: www.sujana.com email: energy@sujana.com

Dealer - One of the Authorised dealers of M/S. Vega Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd.,for PV ModulesM/S. Exide Industries Ltd., & M/s. HBL Power sistems for LMT Batteries & M/s. Power One Micro sistems Pvt. Ltd.,for Inverters.

PV Modules 3 Wp to 300 Wp LMT Batteries Inverters 21.05.12 to 31.03.2013. New Regn. Having only one service center at Sanathnagar, Hyd Rangareddy Guntur Prakasam West Godavari Krishna 10 M/S.Synclaire Power sistems – Proprietary Concern, Plot No. 24-90/5/B, Laxminarayana Nagar, IDA Uppal, Hyderabad 500 039 M- 8019166813/ 9848013850.

Dealer – One of the authorized dealers of M/s. Aditi Solar Pvt. Ltd., Hyd. PV Modules – 3 Wp to 300 WpCFL based Solar Street Lighting sistems CFL based Solar Home Lighting sistem Model III 25.05.12 to 31.03.2013. New Regn. Nil Hyderabad Rangreddy Kurnool Chittoor Visakapatnam 11 M/S. Gautam Polymers, Plot No.114, Sector 6A, IIE Ranipur, Sidcul, Haridwar-249403 (Uttarakhand) M-98100419879310041987 & 9310141982 Head Office: M/s.Gautam Polymers, F-33, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-I, New Delhi Tel Nos. 011-26816016, 26816026, 41613266 F 011-26818466email: solar@gautampolymers.com Contact Person: Mr. Anil Singh, Manager Tel No. 011-4973002,4973003M- 9350972535Mfr.

CFL Based SPV sistems: Solar Home Lighting sistem Model I to IV Solar Street Lighting sistem Solar Lanterns Model IIA & IIBLED based SPV sistems: Solar Lantern Solar Street Lighting sistem Solar Home Lighting sistem Model I to II 05.06.12 to 31.03.2013 Regn. Renewed Having Dealers in Hyderabad Guntur, VSP, Vijayawada Ananatapur Nellore and Warangal Hyderabad Guntur Visakapatnam Anantapur Nellore

12. M/S. Thrive Energy Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Plot No. 133/1/B, Phase-II, Lane-1, Sector-1, IDA, Cherlapally, Hyderabad-500 051 Tel No. 040-32901212 Contact Person: Mr. K.DhanunjayaM0 9949325007Web: www.thriveenergy.co.in email: info@thriveenergy.co.in Mfr.

 PV ModulesCFL based SPV sistems: Solar Home Lighting sistem Model-IISolar Street Lighting sistem LED based SPV sistems: Solar Study Lamp Solar Home Lighting sistem 05.06.12 to 31.03.2013Regn. Renewed Having Dealers in Hyderabad, Tirupati, Anantapur, VSP, VZM & Prakasam Anantapur Rangasreddy Nalgonda Chittoor Visakapatnam

13 M/S. Virtual Energy Pvt. Ltd.,  “Mahalaxmi Courtyard”, Survey No. 157, (Near Delhi Public School, Lanco Hills Road) Khajaguda Village, Golkonda Post, Hyderabad – 500 008 Tel Nos. 040-6581 7774, Fax No. 040- 4015 8959 Contact Person: Mr. S.Arun Kumar M- 9949396661 Dealer –

One of the Authorised Dealers of M/s. MIC Electronics Ltd., Hyderabad: LED Based SPV sistems: Solar Lantern Solar Street Lighting sistem11.06.12 To 31.03.13. Regn. Renewed Not having Service centers & dealers directly.  Only through Mfg. Company Service Centers & their dealers service will be extended Hyderabad Krishna Visaskapatnam Chittoor East Godavari

14 M/s Vega Solar Energy Private Ltd.,  Plot No. 188/B,Sector-3, Lane-3, Phase-II, IDA, Cherlapally, Hyderabad – 500 051 Tel No. 040-2726 5865 Fax No. 040-2726 2304 Website: www.vegasolarenergy.com email: info@vegasolarenergy.com

Mfr.  PV Modules 20.06.12 to 31.03.13 Regn. Renewed NF NF15 M/S. Akshaya Solar Power (India) Pvt. Ltd., Plot No.60/C/E, Phase-I, IDA, Jeedimetla, HyderabadPIN 500 055 Tel Nos. 040-40064523 Fax 040-40064524 Contact Person: Mr. Peddiraju Bhupathi Raju Cell No.98480 37227  www.akshayasolar.com email: info@akshayasolar.com

Mfr PV Modules 10Wp, 135 Wp, 270WPCFL based SPV sistems: Solar Lantern Model IIASolar Street Lighting sistem SHLS Model –III05.06.12 to 31.03.13New Regn. Having 02 dealers in Hyderabad – M/S. Phoenix Energy sistems & M/S. ASES, Balanagar, Hyderabad West Godavari Rangareddy Krishna VSP Chittoor

16 M/S Waaree Energies Pvt. Ltd., 602, Western Edge I, Off: Western Express Highway, Borivali (East), Mumbai – 400066. Tel Nos.  022-66444444Fax No. 022-6644 4400.Contact Person:Mr. Ajay Mishra, M-09619203689. Tel No. 022-66444417 Fax No. 022-66444417 & 66444400 Website: www.waaree.com email: waaree@waaree.com

Mfr.  PV Modules 10 Wp to 250 WPCFL based SPV sistems: Solar Home Lighting sistem Model – IV 21.06.12To 31.03.12New Regn. Dealer in Kurnool Anantapur Hyderabad Rangareddy East Godavari.

17 M/s. HBL Power sistems Ltd.,  Regd. Office: Road No.10, D. No. 8-2-601, Banjara hills, Hyderabad Regional Office: Block A, Kubera Towers, Trimulghery, Secunderabad 500 015 Tel Nos. 040-2779 5434, 2779 1641 Website: www.hbl.in email: hro@hbl.in. Mfr.  PV Modules 05.07.12 to 31.03.2013. Having branches & dealers in AP in  Hyderabad,  Rajamundry,  Thirupathi  and  Vijayawada, Visakapatnam, East Godavari, Krishna, Kadapa, Guntur

18 M/s. Radiant Solar Pvt. Ltd., Mfg Unit: Plot No.15, Fabcity, SEZ, Raviryal Village, Maheswaram, Mandal, RR District 501 510 Ph 89770 62000 Website: www.radiantsolar.us email: info@radiantsolar.us

Mfr CFL based SPV sistems:Solar Lantern Solar Street Light Solar Home Lighting sistem Model I, II & IVLED based Solar Lanterns 05.07.12 to 31.03.2013. Having service dealers in RR Dist., Hyderabad, Guntur and Warangal. Hyderabad Rangareddy Warangal Guntur Visakapatnam

19  M/S. Sri Sai Solar sistems. Regd. Office:SRT-776, Near Dealer – One of the authorized dealers PV Modules LED based SPV sistems:05.07.12 to 31.03.2013.Not Furnished Hyderabad RRe seva, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad – 500 018 Tel & Fax No. 040- 2381 8347 Cell 9848115181 email: srisaisolarsistems@gmail.com of M/s.Access Solar Ltd.., Hyderabad for PV Modules.& M/s.Avini Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd., BNG for LED Based SPV sistems. Solar Lantern Solar Street Light Solar Home Lights Model I & M-II  Medak Visakapatnam Srikakulam.

20 M/S. Veddis Solars Pvt. Ltd., Plot No.13, MCH No.2-48/2/13, Telecomnagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad Tele fax No. 040-3910 4910 Contact Person : Mr. Tarun Singh, CEO M- 9959358844 Website: www.veddissolars.com email: info@veddissolars.com

Dealer of M/s.Sigma Steel & Engg. Kolkatta.CFL based Solar Street Light LED based Solar Street Light 15.07.12 to 31.03.2013.Having service subdealers in all districts except in Prakasam Rangareddy Hyderabad Srikakulam Krishna East Godavari

21. M/s. Asian Techno Engineers D.No. 3-4, Chakicherla Post, Ulavapadu Mandal, Prakasam District 523 292 Cell No. 9542947099 Contact Person: Mr. B. Ramesh Babu 
 

Dealer of M/s.HBL Power sistems Ltd., Hyderabad.PV Modules  05.07.12  to  31.03.2013. Not Furnished. Prakasam Nellore Visakapatnam Chittoor Guntur

22. M/S. Thakral Services India Ltd., Plot # 4, 3rdFloor, Sai nagar Colony, BSNL Office Lane, Picket, Secunderabad – 500 019 Tel No. 040- 40159276

Recently received on examination submitted documents are not in proper manner. Dealer of M/S. Surana Ventures for the product of PV Module improper submission of documents.

23. M/S. JAS Telecom Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore – Awaiting for certain documents & ref this Mfr & Dealer of TATA BP office letters dt.17.04.12 & 02.06.12 for further examination.

 24. M/S. JJ PV Solar Pvt. Ltd., Veralval, Shapur, Rajkot, Gujarat Sought for certain details vide this office lr. dt. 19.05.12 & awaiting for replies. Mfr.25 M/S Phoenix Energy sistems, Hyderabad .Sought for certain information vide this office letter dt. 07.05.12 & awaiting for reply from concerned dealer

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Solar power be made more affordable: AP Governor

 Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan today stressed the need for reducing the cost of production of solar power and asked scientists to suggest ways for making it affordable. 

"Solar energy cannot be an effective alternative to the traditional thermal and hydel power unless its production cost is drastically reduced. Scientists should device ways for making solar power affordable," he said. 

The Governor was speaking after inaugurating the 'Andhra Pradesh Science Congress' at Acharya Nagarjuna University campus near here. 

Referring to scientific inventions, he underscored the need to take their benefit to villages. 

Narasimhan also called upon scientists to ensure that the cost of medical treatment is made affordable to the common man. "If medical treatment is within the reach of only the rich, it serves no purpose." 

He said industrialisation should be eco-friendly. "Industries which pollute environment should be shunned." 

Source

 10  %  concession on property tax for using solar water heating equipment : Hyderabad

 GHMC planning to reduce city level impact fee to eco-friendly buildings

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning to reduce city level impact fee to eco-friendly buildings based on the green rating, Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu said on Wednesday.

“There is a 10 p.c. concession on property tax for using solar water heating equipment and an additional concession of 10 p.c. for providing water harvesting infrastructure. Along with these reducing impact fee will encourage builders to adopt eco-friendly techniques,” he pointed out.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/article3353696.ece

  Andhra village students design solar car

Engineering college students from Hyderabad have designed this solar-powered car. Will YOU drive it?

Students of an engineering college in Andhra Pradesh have designed a hybrid solar car, which runs at a speed of 25 to 30 miles per hour. The students of the college based in a village, Narava, which is nearly 32 kilometers away from the port city of Visakhapatnam stated that they wanted to bring solar energy into limelight.

video http://www.rediff.com/getahead/slide-show/slide-show-1-video-dont-miss-andhra-village-students-design-solar-car/20120412.htm

http://www.vehiclepassion.com/2012/04/18/engineering-students-in-andhra-design-solar-powered-car/

Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, has justified the power tariff hike for 2012-13 

 The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, has justified the power tariff hike for 2012-13 stating this was necessary given the increase in cost of fuel and generation and supply to consumers.

Addressing a press conference along wit

Cabinet colleagues, the Chief Minister said the hike was initiated after nearly nine years. From 2003, the cost of coal has gone up by 103 per cent, gas price rate is up 93 per cent and the overall cost to serve is now Rs 4.42/unit versus Rs 3.18/unit.  http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/economy/article3297236.ece?homepage=true&ref=wl_home

Power crisis hits industry in Andhra Pradesh 
Small, medium industries incurring huge losses

 The irony is too stark to ignore: A state that ranks third in the country in terms of attracting investments faces a gloomy prospect of several industries shutting down due to worsening power crisis.

 “If the present situation continues, we will be forced to close down our units. The losses could be unimaginable,” FAPSIA president APK Reddy said. After their talks with the officials of Labour Department failed, some of the federation members served lock-out notices to the authorities saying it would no longer be viable to continue production.  http://www.tribuneindia.com/2012/20120416/biz.htm#3

 Pagidipalli village in Bibinagar mandal in Nalgonda has successfully put behind power cut woes by installing solar panels.

At a time when the entire state has plunged into darkness due to unscheduled and prolonged power cuts, Nalgonda is gearing up to become a shining example of a power cut-free district. As a first step to achieve the distinction, Pagidipalli village in Bibinagar mandal in the district has successfully put behind power cut woes by installing solar panels.

Funded by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE), the pilot solar scheme was launched in Pagidipalli a year ago. As part of the initiative, 63 solar stand-alone streetlights and 360 8-watt light emitting diode (LED) bulbs have been installed in the village at a cost of Rs15 lakh.

Pagidipalli has 230 households with a population of 1,500, majority of whom are either farmers or those who work in the surrounding factories.

 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Nalgonda-village-pioneers-solar-power-revolution/articleshow/12463778.cms

 55000 homes in AP are solar powered - much more than Gujarat

 The states of Maharashtra (57,000 houses), Andhra Pradesh (55,000) and Karnataka (25,000) that directly compete with Gujarat on the industrial front also have more solar-powered homes.

 http://www.indianexpress.com/news/16-000-solarpowered-homes-gujarat-way-behind-many-states/935814/

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 Part II

Solar irradiation in Andhra Pradesh

Demographics of Andhra Pradesh

NREDCAP

Solar policy of Andhra Pradesh

Rooftop PV & small solar power generation programme (RPSSGP)

NREDCAP registered SPV sistems suppliers for 2011-12

Solar power projects in Andhra Pradesh

Solar PV initiatives by Andhra Pradesh Government

 

Solar city of Andhra Pradesh

 Part III

 The solar energy business potential in Andhra Pradesh and Business opportunities in Andhra Pradesh

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 Solar Irradiation in Andhra Pradesh:

 
Solar irradiation data for Andhra Pradesh cities month wise:

 Andhra Pradesh is one of the few states blessed with more number of sunny days. The estimated potential is 5-7 KWH/Sq.m. per day which remains un-tapped for various applications like heating, lighting, power generation etc.

 

City

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Anantapur

5.22

6.05

6.5

6.44

6.07

5.02

4.57

4.62

4.93

4.6

4.56

4.71

5.27

Gajuwaka

4.85

5.64

6.3

6.57

6.03

4.62

4.18

4.11

4.32

4.6

4.45

4.55

5.01

Guntur

4.66

5.49

6.2

6.42

5.92

4.78

4.07

4.19

4.47

4.3

4.49

4.44

4.95

Hyderabad

5.02

5.77

6.3

6.4

6.14

4.81

4.24

4.1

4.46

4.7

4.81

4.7

5.12

Kakinada

4.91

5.69

6.4

6.6

6.04

4.62

4.23

4.26

4.38

4.5

4.42

4.53

5.04

Karimnagar

4.83

5.62

6.3

6.53

6.23

4.77

4.08

3.89

4.53

4.9

4.86

4.68

5.1

Kukatpally

5.02

5.77

6.3

6.4

6.14

4.81

4.24

4.1

4.46

4.7

4.81

4.7

5.12

LalBahadur

5.02

5.77

6.3

6.4

6.14

4.81

4.24

4.1

4.46

4.7

4.81

4.7

5.12

Nellore

4.78

5.71

6.5

6.61

6.11

5.11

4.74

4.81

4.97

4.3

4.07

4.19

5.15

Nizamabad

4.94

5.73

6.3

6.54

6.39

4.81

4.17

3.97

4.6

5

4.87

4.68

5.16

Quthbullapur

5.02

5.77

6.3

6.4

6.14

4.81

4.24

4.1

4.46

4.7

4.81

4.7

5.12

Rajahmundry

4.77

5.53

6.1

6.41

5.97

4.5

3.79

3.7

4.23

4.5

4.68

4.57

4.89

Warangal

4.83

5.62

6.3

6.53

6.23

4.77

4.08

3.89

4.53

4.9

4.86

4.68

5.1

Visakhapatnam

4.85

5.64

6.3

6.57

6.03

4.62

4.18

4.11

4.32

4.6

4.45

4.55

5.01

Vijayawada

4.66

5.49

6.2

6.42

5.92

4.78

4.07

4.19

4.47

4.3

4.49

4.44

4.95

Tirupati

4.9

5.79

6.3

6.35

5.82

4.99

4.49

4.64

4.82

4.3

4.02

4.2

4.69

Solar irradiation measured in Kwh/m2/day onto a horizontal surface

With over 100 countries contributing to the promotion of solar energy, Andhra Pradesh is poised to emerge as a solar capital. Though the companies in the sector are still researching on bringing down the cost to step up the deployment of solar photo voltaic sistems for power generation, the current adoption supported by the center's policy measures is said to be providing the required impetus to the growth.

 


Sun path chart program

This program creates sun path charts in Cartesian coordinates for: (1) "typical" dates of each month (i.e.; days receiving about the mean amount of solar radiation for a day in the given month); (2) dates spaced about 30 days apart, from one solstice to the next; or (3) a single date you specify. You can select whether hours are plotted using local standard time or solar time. In addition, there are a number of options available to allow you to alter the chart's appearance.

 http://solardat.uoregon.edu/SunChartProgram.html

From NASA

Solar radiation and solar geometry data from derived from satellite observations.  Provides data for anywhere in the world. 

Provides solar parameters for solar thermal, PV, solar cooking, etc. based on 10 year history for your exact location.

http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/sse/sse.cgi?na s01#s01

Here is a very new source of solar radiation data for India.
http://solargis.info/doc/index.php?select=1

This source of solar radiation data for India is from new solar radiation database � SolarGIS.
I would like to inform that this company will change this situation in India, thanks to this new solar radiation database ( which is available already now) acknowledged by International Energy Agency.

Equally thanks to new online tools for the best site prospecting &planning of photovoltaic projects 

http://solargis.info/imaps/


http://solargis.info/pvplanner/

& Bankable reports for solar energy projects

 The state government initially started its efforts to attract several global players for setting up their operations to manufacture semiconductor chips. A mega project called Fab City too was readied on the outskirts of Hyderabad. However, owing to a variety of market reasons, the semiconductor fabs took more time than expected to set up their units at Fab City. This gestation was used positively by the government and entrepreneurs to set up solar PV units at the Fab City.

Andhra Pradesh Demographics:

Andhra Pradesh is the 3rd largest state in means of area (275,045 km2) with the population of 84,655,533.

Andhra Pradesh is composed of most of the eastern half of the Deccan plateau and the plains to the east of the Eastern Ghats.

The climate of Andhra Pradesh varies considerably, depending on the geographical region. Monsoons play a major role in determining the climate of the state. Summers last from March to June. In the coastal plain, the summer temperatures are generally higher than the rest of the state, with temperature ranging between 20 0C and 41 0C.
Since the state has a long coastal belt the winters are not very cold. The range of winter temperature is generally 120C to 300C. 

New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd. (NREDCAP)

 NEDCAP’s main objectives are to generate electricity through renewable sources like wind and solar on decentralized manner, to conserve energy in rural areas, to import and adopt viable technology and machinery in the areas of non conventional energy sources and ensures post installation services and to impart training and to promote research and development in the field of non-conventional energy sources.

 Solar scene in Andhra Pradesh  Business Opportunities in solar energy in andhra pradesh, business potential in solar energy in andhra pradesh

 

Andhra Pradesh receives some of the highest irradiation in India. The state has significant renewable purchase obligations (RPO) stemming from its high power demand. 

 The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has released the draft Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) regulations for FY15 to FY19. The Commission has announced a constant target of 5% for each of the five years. The 5% RPO target shall be inclusive of 0.25% solar power-specific target. The new regulation shall replace the one issued in 2009 which also had a 5% RPO target for obligated entities in the states for a control period of FY10 to FY14.The constant RPO target of 5% over a period of 10 years is highly inconsistent with the recommendations of the Forum of Regulators which says that the RPO targets should increase 1% annually between FY11 and FY20. The aim of the RPO regulations is to increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity consumed to 15% in every state. The solar-specific RPO regulation was also announced earlier this year which requires each state to meet at lead 3% of its power demand for solar power by FY22.According to the actual power demand data and forecast provided by the Central Electricity Authority, the demand for renewable power in Andhra Pradesh in FY12 is likely to be over 4 million MWh, including 3.82 MWh from non-solar energy sources 201,000 MWh from solar energy sources.The stakeholders can submit their comments suggestions on the draft RPO regulations by 12 January 2012.

 Highlights of the draft regulation are:

  • Total RPO is fixed at 5% (4.75% Non-Solar and 0.25%). However, the devil is in the details – 1) this obligation does not start until 2014-15, and 2) remains constant till 2018-19. This is important due to several reasons – it is a deviation from the practice of other states where RPO% progressively increases, and also from the NAPCC target.
  • Till 2014 the earlier order on RPO remains in force (of 2009). The earlier order only placed the obligation on Discom’s. Further, it did not recognize RECs, or allowed purchase of RE power from outside the state. The current draft order places the obligation on Captive and Open Access users. However, it is unclear whether that obligation will apply immediately to captive and open access users (from a first reading of the draft order, it appears not so). Also, can Discom’s in AP use RECs to meet their current obligation
  • The 2009 order does not specify the penalty in case of non-compliance
  • Another implication of the current regulation will be that eligible renewable energy generators in AP are likely to be allowed to register in the REC mechanism. This will lead to a situation where RE generators can participate in the national REC market, while consumers in AP face no obligation.

There are also other generic issues like no clarity on the definition of Average Pooled Purchased Cost (APPC). While this is also the case in regulations of other states, it appears AP has had no benefit of coming last!

As an interesting aside, APERC has decided to call its regulation RPPO (Renewable Power Purchase Obligation). We would have to like to see changes of a more progressive nature than this. Public hearing is set for January 12, 2012.  ( Source http://reconnectenergy.com/blog/2011/12/andhra-pradesh-publishes-draft-rpo-regulation/)

  

The Forum of Regulators, of which APERC is a member, has resolved to target an RPO of 10 per cent by 2014-15.

Secondly, the draft regulations say that the current RPO rules will hold till March 31, 2014. These rules too impose a 5 per cent RPO, but there is no clarity on penalty for default. This practically means that obligated entities in the State have no legal compulsion to meet their obligation till April 2014.

Finally, the AP draft regulations do not define the ‘average pooled purchase cost' (APPC), which refers to the average price a distribution company buys electricity at. The APPC is significant because if a renewable electricity generation company sells to the distribution company at a higher price than the APPC, it is not eligible for the market trade-able renewable energy certificates source http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/article2744873.ece

 In addition, Andhra Pradesh has India’s best performing state power utility (State Electricity Board, SEB). So far, the state has no solar policy in place but it has nevertheless signed a contract for a 100 MW solar power plant with Welspun Ltd.

Andhra Pradesh receives a global horizontal irradiation (GHI) of 1,900 – 2,000 KWh/m2/Year. This is among the highest values in the country after Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. On further technical parameters, the grid infrastructure in the state is strong with AT&C losses (~16%) significantly lower than the national average (~27%).  Good intra-state power evacuation grids directly translate into good opportunities in grid-tied sistems. In addition, there are large infrastructure projects planned to improve inter-state grid connectivity of the state.

Andhra Pradesh has a significant total solar RPO requirement of 551MW until 2016. Solar projects worth 100 MW have already been allocated or are in the process of allocation to meet these obligations. However, there are doubts over the timely implementation of RPO. Policy implementation for the RPO is expected to meet reconsideration requests in absence of availability of options to meet these obligations (lack of enough renewable energy certificates in the country, for example). 

Therefore, the feasibility of setting up solar plants to meet RPO in the long run is questionable. Notwithstanding these arguments, the long-term power scenario of Andhra Pradesh still provides an opportunity for solar energy: The state currently has a total power demand of 51,563 GWh and a peak load demand of 13,177 MW; the second highest in the country, after Maharashtra. 

The political scene in andhra pradesh is uncertain. The industrial climate is also uncertain because of the immediate future of the political scene.

This demand is expected to grow by 48% in next five years as compared to a range of growth of 32% to 72% in rest of the states. Currently there is a total deficit of 2,519 GWh and peak load deficit of 1,586 MW in meeting the power requirements of the state. These account for 5% and 12% of total and peak load power demand respectively. The peak load deficit is higher than the national average (~9.8%). Solar availability is the highest at the peak load time in hot weather conditions. Given these facts, solar is one of the key options to bridge the peak load deficit in the state.

According to the Planning Commission of India report on the working of power utilities in 2011-12, Andhra Pradesh’s SEB reported a net profit of INR11 billion (EUR173m). This makes it one the best performing SEB in the country. The financial health of the SEB makes the PPAs relatively more bankable compared to those by SEBs of other Indian states. Also, AP has been ranked as the third most investor friendly state by a 2012 report by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). The report states that AP attracts 10.05% of the nation’s foreign direct investment (FDI), which amounts to INR121 trillion (EUR1.86 trillion). The public private partnership (PPP) India database corroborates the fact based on information from the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (ibef.org). The database records 96 PPP projects in the state with a contract value worth INR670 billion (EUR10 billion), the highest in the country. More public partnership projects indicate the confidence of private entities in investing in a particular state considering the social, economic and political conditions of that state and therefore corroborate the investment friendliness of Andhra Pradesh.

There are, however, also some caveats to AP’s strong position. For example, there are concerns over the sociopolitical conditions. It is rated 1.42 on a scale of 5 for law and order condition by India Today “State of States” conclave, 5 being the highest. Demands for the state’s division into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana may also pose a risk to the PPA, depending on the location of the plant. AP also has a significant number of districts affected by left-wing “Naxal” insurgents. A further drawback is that Andhra Pradesh does not have a dedicated solar policy, which implies the absence of a well-defined procedure for solar projects in the state. The state had announced in November 2009 that it would introduce a solar policy with a special focus on manufacturing but has not executed on its plans yet. Instead of using a policy guided Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) mechanism to meet RPO requirements, Andhra Pradesh is going for large direct contracts. However, a specific solar policy limits project development opportunities by size or scope. Thus, not having a policy is a positive point for large solar project developer willing and able to negotiate a PPA directly with the government. This is what Welspun Energy Ltd, the energy arm of Welspun Group, has done. Welspun has received a contract worth INR9.5 billion (EUR150m) from AP to set up a 100MW solar power plant in Anantpur district. Vineet Mittal, Managing Director, Welspun Energy Ltd. Says: “we had entered into the agreement with the state government in January, this year, and will complete the project by 2013. We will construct, operate and maintain the power plant and are acquiring land for the project.” ( Source http://www.bridgetoindia.com/blog/?p=172)

                                                                                          SOLAR PANEL DEALERS IN VISAKHAPATNAM                  
S.No Company Name Address Contact                 
1 Moray Energy Solutions Ksr Complex,Main Road, Dondaparthy, Visakhapatnam – 530016       9642883636                
2 Ray power solutions   Dno:9-16-26,Dar Reddy Plaza, Opposite Rama Talkies, Cbm Compound, Cbm Compound, Visakhapatnam – 530003             891-6634562, 8885134562                
3 SGL Enterprises Dno:9-1-233.1st Floor,D1.Dar Reddy Plaza, Opposite Sri Ramatalkies Theathre, Cbm Compound, Visakhapatnam – 530003 891-2736637, 9393123628                
4 Solar India Inc     1/2 Old Palasia 105, Apollo Arcade, Indore Gpo, Indore - 452001 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 9870001401                
5 Spark International   507, Nalanda Building, Sunder Nagar, Near MTNL, S V Road, Malad West, Mumbai - 400064 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 9892628799                
6 Solor Shoppe  Show Room-204 & 205,Plot No-147,Laxmi Commercial Complex, Adjacent Margadarsi Chits Office, Kphb Colony, Hyderabad - 500072 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 8885064101                
7 Sree Nandhees Technologies  No 99/208, Ah Block 3rd Street 8th Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai - 600040 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 044-43436969, 9840337404                
8 Zen Power Solutions  No 9/32a Sakthi Nagar, Near Cheran Nagar Bus Stop, Mettupalayam Road, Kavundampalayam, Coimbatore - 641030(Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM 422-6462772, 9842292772                
9 JJ Pv Solar Pvt Ltd  Survey No 236 Plot No 2, Near Vikas Stove Behind Hargange Waybridge, National Highway 8 B Shapar Veraval, Veraval, Rajkot - 360024 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 2827-254474, 9904803666                
10 Ganga Solar Solutions  No 87, Ganapathy Pudur Opposite Textool Company, 2nd Street, Ganapathy, Coimbatore - 641006 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 422-2332875, 9843377760                
11 Solaris Innovations & sistems  35, 2nd Floor, Sony Business Complex, Prasanth Nagar, Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500072 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 40-67113581                
12 Surat Exim Pvt Ltd  2030 Jash Textile Market, Near Shara Darwaja, Ring Road, Surat - 395002 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 261-2336667, 9227455399                
13 Faster Solar Innovations  Plot No 241/131,3rd Floor, Opp Radhika Theater, Bhavani Nagar, Street No 4s, Ecil, Hyderabad - 500062 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM 40-49643369                
14 Suntek Energy sistems Flat No 8,Prince Apartments, Cbm Compound, Cbm Compound, VISAKHAPATNAM – 530003  8885063676                
15 Sri Surya Solar sistems Near Sanjay HP Gas Enterprises, Butchi Raju Palem, Visakhapatnam – 530006 9731166226                
16 SNIGDHA MARKETING LIMITED  FLAT NO 304, SRI VARSHINI APARTMENTS, NEAR NH5, SHEELANAGAR, Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam – 530026 8096550211                
17 Rajani Solar CelL  Flat No 401, Khurampalem, Sri Krishna Nagar, Visakhapatnam Bus Station, Visakhapatnam – 530020 8712835890                
18 Varma Power sistems 3-147, Muthayamamba Colony, Pendurthi Mandal, Near Muthayamamba Temple, Vepagunta, Visakhapatnam – 530029 891-2566627                
19 Aron Power Corp  No 47, Opp To CMS School, 4th Street, Krg Nagar, Ganapathy, Coimbatore - 641006 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 422-4208341, 9842292772                
                       
    SOLAR WATER HEATERS DEALERS IN VISAKHAPATNAM                  
                       
S.No Company Name Address Contact                 
1 Moray Energy Solutions  Ksr Complex,Main Road, Dondaparthy, Visakhapatnam – 530016 9642883636                
2 Amit Industries         H No 12-216, Arilova Colony, Balaji Nagar, Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam – 530009 9440677972                
3 Gobbi Associates  37-12-32/3(33/6), Industrial Estate Post, Nggos Colony, Industrial Estate, Visakhapatnam – 530007 891-6466099, 9550477459                
4 Ray power solutions   Dno:9-16-26,Dar Reddy Plaza, Opposite Rama Talkies, Cbm Compound, Cbm Compound, Visakhapatnam – 530003 891-6634562, 9393123628                
5 ANU Solar Power Pvt Ltd Super Laxmi Nagar, Railway New Colony, Visakhapatnam - 530016  9866883864                
6 SSK Enterprises MIG 59, Near State Bank ATM, Hb Colony, Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam - 530009 891-2010401                
7 Suntek Energy sistems  Flat No 8,Prince Apartments, Cbm Compound, Cbm Compound, VISAKHAPATNAM – 530003 8885063676                
8 Balaji Enterprises 49-35-16/A Ff2 Lakshmi Nilayam, Lane Opp To Venu Gopal Swamy Temple, Ngos Colony, Akkayyapalem, Visakhapatnam - 530016  891-2506291                
9 Ssp Electronic Security Pvt Ltd Plot 303, Sri Pavan Estates, Opp Ramalingeshwar Swamy Temple, Shanker Matam Road, Akkayyapalem, Visakhapatnam - 530016  891-6463730                
10 SGL Enterprises  Dno:9-1-233.1st Floor,D1.Dar Reddy Plaza, Opposite Sri Ramatalkies Theathre, Cbm Compound, Visakhapatnam – 530003 891-2736637, 9393123628                
11 Borosil Glass Works  Flat No 103 Manu Vihar, Dr A S Rao Nagar Ecil, Brindavan Colony, Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam - 530009  891-67406300                
12 Manikyam Marketeers    9-1-229 1st Floor, Ramatalkies, Cbm Compound, Visakhapatnam - 530003  891-3024449                
13 Dolphin Coverage Solutions  Shop No 03, Ambica Plaza, Beside Rama Lodge,Behind Leela Mahal Theatre, Daba Gardens, Visakhapatnam - 530020  891-2568591, 9246678123                
14 Multi Star Light Inc 30-15-180, Saraswathi Jn, Saraswathi Junction, Visakhapatnam - 530020  891-2079191                
15 Rashmi Industries Door No 38-19-36/2/2, Jyothi Nagar, Marripalem, Visakhapatnam - 530018  9848121135                
16 Sri Surya Solar sistems Sanjay Gas EnterPrises, Butchi Raju Palem, Visakhapatnam - 530006 8686970968                
17 GPSENGINEERS D.no 54-1-27,1st Floor, Beh:bus Stop, Opp:union Bank,Isukathota, Isukathota, Visakhapatnam - 530022 891-6006222                
18 Rp Energy Solutions 228, Seethammadhara, Visakhapatnam - 530013  9989515556                
19 Authentic Engineering Services 53-2-25/1, Maddilapalem, Visakhapatnam - 530013  891-2710802                
20 Varma Power sistems 3-147, Muthayamamba Colony, Pendurthi Mandal, Near Muthayamamba Temple, Vepagunta, Visakhapatnam – 530029  891-2566627                
21 Ion Aquatech Plot 178, Vaishakhi Enclave, Visalakshi Nagar, Visakhapatnam - 530043  891-6509333                
22 Sri Chandra Agencies   21-7-79, Nr Avn College, Poorna Market, Visakhapatnam - 530001  9247488829                
23 Sri Sai Venkateswara Enterprises 9-3214/1, Near Andhra Bank, Pitapuram Colony, VISAKHAPATNAM - 530003  8500771771                
24 Matrix Technologies Araku Colony, VISAKHAPATNAM - 531149   9000202201                
25 G P Tronics Pvt Ltd 502 Kamalalaya Centre, Lenin Sarani, 156, Kolkatta, VISAKHAPATNAM - 700001  33-22154705                
26 Symphoin Sauna  Visakhapatnam 891-93463012                
27 Rohi Solar Technologies   12-179, Opp Idpl Colony, Adarshnagar, Hyderabad, Hyderabad - 500001 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  40-23778613                
28 Solar India Inc   1/2 Old Palasia 105, Apollo Arcade, Indore Gpo, Indore - 452001 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  9870001401                
29 Solor Shoppe   Show Room-204 & 205,Plot No-147,Laxmi Commercial Complex, Adjacent Margadarsi Chits Office, Kphb Colony, Hyderabad - 500072 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  8885064101                
30 Sree Nandhees Technologies   No 99/208, Ah Block 3rd Street 8th Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai - 600040 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  044-43436969, 9840337404                
31 Zen Power Solutions  No 9/32a Sakthi Nagar, Near Cheran Nagar Bus Stop, Mettupalayam Road, Kavundampalayam, Coimbatore - 641030(Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 422-6462772, 9843192465                
32 Aron Power Corp   No 47, Opp To CMS School, 4th Street, Krg Nagar, Ganapathy, Coimbatore - 641006 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  422-4208341, 9842292772                
33 Sunmax Energy sistems Pvt Ltd   No 158 1st Floor, Near Federal Bank ATM, Kamarj Salai Brindhavan, Saram, Pondicherry - 605013(Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  413-4201774, 9994597774                
34 Surat Exim Pvt Ltd   2030 Jash Textile Market, Near Shara Darwaja, Ring Road, Surat - 395002 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 261-2336667, 9227455399                
35 Pragna Associates 45-58-1/16, Narasimha Nagar, Visakhapatnam, Ganesh Nagar,Near Rythu Bazar, Hyderabad - 530024 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  891-6463386, 9246637644                
                       
    SOLAR BATTERY DEALERS IN VISAKHAPATNAM                  
                       
S.No Company Name Address Contact                 
1 Zen Power Solutions  No 9/32a Sakthi Nagar, Near Cheran Nagar Bus Stop, Mettupalayam Road, Kavundampalayam, Coimbatore - 641030(Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 422-6462772, 9843192465                
2 Aron Power Corp   No 47, Opp To CMS School, 4th Street, Krg Nagar, Ganapathy, Coimbatore - 641006 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  422-4208341, 9842292772                
3 sree getha enterprises  1.     60-21/15,Prakash Nager, Malkapuram Visakhapatnam, VISAKHAPATNAM – 530011 9000008754                
4 Mytri Star Enterprises    Door No 28-10-18/4 Mahalaxmi Chambers, Nera Kalyani Press, Suryabagh, Visakhapatnam - 530020  9866124630                
5 Santhoshini Power sistems  27-11-10/1, Spring Road, Poorna Market, VISAKHAPATNAM - 530001   891-2723160, 9392990866                
6 Green Energy Solutions  Plot No 102, Vishalakshi Nagar, Vijayajyothi Arcade, Visalakshi Nagar, Visakhapatnam – 530043 9014127640                
7 SGL Enterprises  Dno:9-1-233.1st Floor,D1.Dar Reddy Plaza, Opposite Sri Ramatalkies Theathre, Cbm Compound, Visakhapatnam – 530003 891-2736637, 9393123628                
8 Nepc India Ltd  36, Near Chepauk Stadium, Wallajah Rd Anna Salai, Triplicane, Chennai - 600005 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  044-28411777, 9710997277                
9 Jayachandran Industries P Ltd  No 18, Near Chinthamani, Rangaswamy Road, R S Puram, COIMBATORE - 641002 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  422-4292316, 7708902222                
10 Solor Shoppe   Show Room-204 & 205,Plot No-147,Laxmi Commercial Complex, Adjacent Margadarsi Chits Office, Kphb Colony, Hyderabad - 500072 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  8885064101                
11 Digital Consummate  No 4/28, Near Ramakrishna Math, Tamarai Nagar 2nd Street, Kavundampalayam, Coimbatore - 641030 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  422-4347880, 9344670030                
12 Surat Exim Pvt Ltd 2030 Jash Textile Market, Near Shara Darwaja, Ring Road, Surat - 395002 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  261-2336667, 9227455399                
13 Ameena Batteries D No 30-15-175/3, Opp Saraswathi Park, Daba Gardens, Suryabagh, Visakhapatnam - 530020 891-6667192                
14 Larsen & Toubro Ltd  Larsen&Tourbo Limited, Dwarakanagar, Dwaraka Nagar Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam - 530016 891-6620411                
15 Sri Sai Venkateswara Enterprises  9-3214/1, Near Andhra Bank, Pitapuram Colony, VISAKHAPATNAM - 530003 8500771771                
                       
                       
    SOLAR INVERTER DEALERS IN VISAKHAPATNAM                  
S.No Company Name Address Contact                 
1 Akshya Battery Co Door No 49-34-3b, Akkayyapalem, Visakhapatnam - 530016 891-6561234, 9246777143                
2 Gobbi Associates 37-12-32/3(33/6), Industrial Estate Post, Nggos Colony, Industrial Estate, Visakhapatnam - 530007 891-6466099, 9550477459                
3 Sri Surya Solar sistems Sanjay Gas EnterPrises, Butchi Raju Palem, Visakhapatnam - 530006 8686970968                
4 Om Sairam Enterprises Door No 58-9-30/2, Opposite SAI Baba Temple, Nad Kotha Road, Visakhapatnam - 530027 9493873005                
5 Moray Energy Solutions Ksr Complex,Main Road, Dondaparthy, Visakhapatnam - 530016 9642883636                
6 SGL Enterprises  Dno:9-1-233.1st Floor,D1.Dar Reddy Plaza, Opposite Sri Ramatalkies Theathre, Cbm Compound, Visakhapatnam – 530003 891-2736637, 9393123628                
7 ANU Solar Power Pvt Ltd Super Laxmi Nagar, Railway New Colony, Visakhapatnam - 530016 9866883864                
8 Varma Power sistems 3-147, Muthayamamba Colony, Pendurthi Mandal, Near Muthayamamba Temple, Vepagunta, Visakhapatnam - 530029 891-2566627                
9 Sri Sai Venkateswara Enterprises 9-3214/1, Near Andhra Bank, Pitapuram Colony, VISAKHAPATNAM - 530003 8500771771                
10 D J Digital Power sistems 3-135, Sujtha Nagar, Near Vizag Bumtop, Pendurty, Visakhapatnam - 531173 9959988542                
11 Nepc India Ltd  36, Near Chepauk Stadium, Wallajah Rd Anna Salai, Triplicane, Chennai - 600005 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  044-28411777, 9710997277                
12 Solor Shoppe   Show Room-204 & 205,Plot No-147,Laxmi Commercial Complex, Adjacent Margadarsi Chits Office, Kphb Colony, Hyderabad - 500072 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  8885064101                
13 S S Power sistems Plot-6,Ec Extension, Industrial Estate, Ecil, Hyderabad - 500062 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 40-27121494, 9246294650                
14 Zen Power Solutions  No 9/32a Sakthi Nagar, Near Cheran Nagar Bus Stop, Mettupalayam Road, Kavundampalayam, Coimbatore - 641030(Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 422-6462772, 9843192465                
15 Aron Power Corp   No 47, Opp To CMS School, 4th Street, Krg Nagar, Ganapathy, Coimbatore - 641006 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)  422-4208341, 9842292772                
16 Surat Exim Pvt Ltd 2030 Jash Textile Market, Near Shara Darwaja, Ring Road, Surat - 395002 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 261-2336667, 9227455399                
                       
                       
                       
    SOLAR CONSULTANTS IN VISAKHAPATNAM                  
S.No Company Name Address Contact                 
1 Mytri Star Enterprises Door No 28-10-18/4 Mahalaxmi Chambers, Nera Kalyani Press, Suryabagh, Visakhapatnam - 530020 9866124630                
2 Zen Power Solutions  No 9/32a Sakthi Nagar, Near Cheran Nagar Bus Stop, Mettupalayam Road, Kavundampalayam, Coimbatore - 641030(Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 422-6462772, 9843192465                
3 JJ Pv Solar Pvt Ltd Survey No 236 Plot No 2, Near Vikas Stove Behind Hargange Waybridge, National Highway 8 B Shapar Veraval, Veraval, Rajkot - 360024 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 2827-254474, 9904803666                
4 Surat Exim Pvt Ltd 2030 Jash Textile Market, Near Shara Darwaja, Ring Road, Surat - 395002 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM) 261-2336667,9227455399                
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SOLAR ENERGY TO BE TAPPED BY GOVERNOR'S BUNGLOW

HYDERABAD: Setting an example on utilizingnon-conventional energyRaj Bhavan has been tapping solar energy for its lighting requirements. The AP Raj Bhavan is the third in the country after Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat to initiate solar energy utilisation for the governor bunglows (Raj Bhavans).

Raj Bhavan had installed solar power packs of 41.05 units (KWp) capacity atop various blocks in March 2012 to cater to the power needs of lighting load requirements at the premises. Solar energy has been taking care of power needs of nearly 70% of buildings on Raj Bhavan premises, while the conventional energy is being used in buildings like the Durbar Hall, as the heritage building has a weak roof.

Apart from the lighting needs at the different buildings, streetlighting in Raj Bhavan was being replaced with induction lights and solar lights with green lighting sistem.

Raj Bhavan officials said the installed solar sistem generates 190 units per day. The Raj Bhavan, on an average, consumes nearly 150 units per day, which works out to 4,500 units per month.

Considering the new tariff, as it comes under the slab of about Rs seven per unit under the conventional sistem, the monthly saving works out to about Rs 33,750 per month and Rs four lakh per annum.

"The solar lighting was installed at a cost of Rs 96 lakh funded under the Special Area Demonstration Project scheme in April 2011project," N Ramesh Kumar, principal secretary to the governor, told reporters on Thursday.

Apart from the solar energy, the Raj Bhavan has also taken up water harvesting in a big way. Ten water harvesting pits were dug up at different locations on the sprawling Raj Bhavan to arrest flow of storm water. Until the pits were provided, the storm water used to drift towards the road, inundating the main road up to the rail track at Makta as the Raj Bhavan is located at an elevated position. Now, the problem has been solved, the officials said.

"The governor believes it is the bounden duty of all citizens to conserve water and tap solar energy," the principal secretary said.

Secretariat to tap solar power soon

HYDERABAD: With a view to promote solar power as a way out to ease the power crisis, the state government has decided to install solar panels on rooftops and parking lots in D and H Blocks of the state Secretariat on a pilot basis. Plans are afoot to extend the installation of solar panels to other government buildings in a phased manner.

About 270 KW of solar power can be tapped from 4000 square meters space available in D Block and about 90 KW power from 1300 square meters space available in H Block. During working hours, the solar power can be utilized directly and beyond office hours the solar power generated will be sent to the grid through the net metering arrangement.

At a meeting held here on Thursday, chief secretary Minnie Mathew stressed the need to install solar panels in the Secretariat so that the government departments can become a model to the others and instructed the concerned officials to come up with a proposal to tap the solar power.

During the meeting, the APTransco officials explained to the chief secretary, the functioning of the solar panel sistem already existing on the terrace of Vidyut Soudha in Khairatabad, which is saving about 90,000 units of energy per annum and bringing about a saving of about Rs 5.40 lakh per annum. Source

 

 SOLAR STEAM TURBINES TO BE LAUNCHED FROM HYDERABAD 

The Hyderabad unit of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is set to commercially launch a solar power-driven steam turbine for the solar energy sector. 

This product is essentially a 50-MW steam turbine, with the steam generated through solar power. “This can be useful for concentrated solar power plants. We are in talks with several solar power operators. We are confident of securing a few orders for the product this fiscal,” N. Ravi Chander, Executive Director of BHEL’s Hyderabad unit. 

The company is also ready to go to the market with large capacity compressors that could be used by the fertiliser industry to save on its production costs. “These are part of our efforts to explore new products and markets,” he said.

 

BHEL R&D arm to launch products for cheaper solar energy

The corporate R&D arm of power equipment maker BHEL is set to launch some products aimed at making solar power production cheaper.

First in the pipeline is a new solar thermal sun tracker — a sistem for tracking the sun from morning to evening to produced increased power output from the solar panels mounted on it.

“We are preparing to commercially launch this product in the next six to eight months. Our prototype has shown that the tracking sistem can generate 25-35 per cent additional energy in comparison to the conventional modules mounted on the fixed tilt structures,’’ S. Sekar, GM of BHEL’s corporate R&D arm.

Liquid balancing sistem

The operation of the sun tracker is based on a simple liquid balancing sistem. Hence, there are no motors, gears and control sistem for the operation.

The tracking is fully automatic and driven by the movement of liquid from one side of the panel array to the other side due to heat generated by solar energy.

“We are currently fixing this sistem in one of our existing solar units to test its operational and cost efficiencies,’’ he said.

Thin film solar cells

The firm’s R&D arm, headquartered in Hyderabad, is also working on a technology to develop thin film solar cells, which could result in lesser requirement of material to fabricate the photovoltaic devices.

The technology involves preparation of a nano-material of copper indium gallium di-selinide from non-toxic and non-harzardous material. This is then applied for making the thin film solar cells, which have higher absorption coefficient than the regular solar cells. SOURCE

 A TOTAL BLACK OUT OF THE SOUTHERN  GRID IS EXPECTED SAYS SENIOR OFFICIAL IN APTRANSCO

Andhra Pradesh is facing extreme difficulty and after seeing this news that it has registered the highest demand and also becoming the third highest consuming state government should take necessary actions to start the solar power generation in full flow to meet the high demand .

The state on Saturday registered the highest ever power demand of 315 million units surpassing the previous high of 311 million units. The state is already experiencing a shortage of 65 million units per day and energy department officials warned of more power cuts if the demand touches the 325 million units mark.By touching 315 MU on Saturday, Andhra Pradesh became the third highest power consuming state in the country just behind Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The entire southern grid is under severe power shortage as apart from Andhra Pradesh recording 64 million units shortage, Tamil Nadu is experiencing a shortage of 52 million units. While all other states in the country are comfortable with their supply-demand situation, the southern grid is going through a major shortage."For the first time we have touched 315 mu mark and we are now worried over maintaining the grid frequency. Any drop in the frequency would lead to total black out of the southern grid," pointed a senior official in APTransco.

The government is even ready to increase the power cut time to meet the increasing demand but not yet ready in promoting the solar power generation which can be the best resolution for this drastic power cut.

To tide over the present crisis, the discoms have further regulated the power supply in rural areas which are already experiencing 10 hours power cut every day. The day time load shedding will be increased by another two hours to meet the increasing demand. Even the agriculture supply is being subjected to controls and the discoms have decided to supply power in two or three spells to meet the peak time demand."As the Rabi season is at its peak, the power demand is set to rise further and we are expecting to hit 325 mu mark in couple of days. If that happens there is no option but to impose load shedding on commercial and industrial consumers," observed Central Discom officials.

 

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HYDERABAD BASED COMPANY PENNAR INDUSTRIES LTD DIVERSIFIES INTO SOLAR PV

 

Companies in Hyderabad diversifieng into Solar PV...

Pennar Industries Ltd has diversified into cold-form building sector, setting up of solar photo-voltaic power plants and offering water treatment solutions.The Hyderabad-based company through its pre-engineered structures division expects to achieve a turnover of Rs 330 crore during the current financial year, up from Rs 280 crore it logged last year, the company informed its shareholders through a notification to stock exchange.Seeking shareholders’ nod to support the expansion project of the structured buildings division and the company’s entry into new areas such as solar power generation, the company has indicated that the pre engineered division has grown rapidly within two years.While this division is on course to register a growth of about 18 per cent this year to close at Rs 330 crore, it expects to achieve a turnover of Rs 500 crore by next financial year. It has an outstanding order book of Rs 300 crore.The pre-engineered building division set up with NCI Building sistems, Inc of US, has been working in different industry verticals offering infrastructure and has completed works for some of the companies including L&T, Procter & Gamble, ITC Nepal, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Bosch, among others.

 

WATER TREATMENT

 

The company is now seeking shareholders nod through a postal ballot to enter into another unchartered area of offering turnkey solutions for water treatment projects.Pennar has tied up with the UK-based Tech Universal to offer these solutions in India. It is looking at offering solutions in the industrial and municipal waste water segments.The company has taken part in the bidding process to set up solar PV projects in Andhra Pradesh. The State has invited bids from developers for setting up of grid-connected solar PV farms and the outcome is awaited.

 

 

 

 

The municipal corporation of Anantapur in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first municipality in the country to set up a solar power project to power its water pumping operations and street lights. The impressive plan includes installation of 5 MW of a solar PV project in the city. The project will be connected to the state’s power grid and will power the water pumping and street lights of the entire municipality’s area.

Anantapur  has   high solar energy resource and has  attracted investment from project developers under India’s JNNSM.

The project would require an investment of $11 million (Rs 60 crore) and would include installation of nearly 40,000 solar panels. The municipality currently consumes 5 MW on water pumping operations and powering the street lights. This entails an average electricity bill of $1 million per year.

With the new 5 MW solar PV project, the municipality will be able to power all these operations with clean energy and save $1 million every year. The total cost of the project would be recovered in 11 years and the municipality will then earn profits for about 14 years, assuming the life of the power plant is 25 years. Additionally, the project will also offset over 180,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the 25 years of its life.

The municipal authority hopes to secure financial assistance from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. The authority will repay loans from the ministry in seven years through the savings achieved in electricity bill payments.

The state of Andhra Pradesh suffers from tremendous demand-supply mismatch in the power sector. The industries in the states have been facing the brunt of the low supply of electricity and are forced to cut production significantly. A large number of power plants in the state use natural gas as fuel and the supply of natural gas, too, has fallen significantly across India.

Solar energy presents a highly logical solution to the poor power situation in the state. The state government recently offered project developers tender to set up 1,000 MW of solar power capacity. The tender received an overwhelming response with developers offering to install up to 1,340 MW of solar power projects.

Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/02/25/south-indian-city-of-anantapur-to-go-solar-and-save-1-million-every-year/#evewAu8f83kIOksr.99

*SOLAR MOTORCYCLE IN ANANTAPUR

*ANANTAPUR, LAND PRICES IN THE DISTRICT HAVE SHOT UP MANIFOLD 

 With investors beginning to set up solar generation units in Anantpur, land prices in the district have shot up manifold. Already, these units have started generating 33 MW of solar based power. Many more such units are to follow suit, thanks to the region’s climate ideally suited to solar power generation.Nearly 51 companies including the multi national companies have sought permission to set up their units with a capacity of 585 MW of solar power generation. 

With so many solar power generating units coming this nondescript district is also tipped to witness a massive real estate boom. In fact, a private firm had purchased nearly 80 acres of land at Rs 2 lakh per acre that too in an interior village falling in Kadiri division recently.MORE..

 

GOVERMENT PROVIDES SUBSIDY FOR SOLAR AT ANANTAPUR DISTRICT IN ANDHRA PRADESH 

The state government, which is now gradually shifting its focus on non-conventional energy sources to bridge the widening gap between the demand and supply of power, has approved a plan mooted by The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) to generate 100 MW of solar power from Anantapur district.

The NEDCAP has set a target of producing 100 MW of solar power in 2013-14 financial year. And as per its plan subsidy will be provided to the private players who intend to set up of solar power units.

According to NEDCAP district manager M Sivaprakash, three mandals have been chosen suitable for solar power generation. The NEDCAP is aiming at producing 82 MW of solar power in Kadiri mandal and 18 MW more in Kalyanadurgam and Rayadurgam mandals.

“We are ready to provide subsidies to private institutions who are interested to set up solar power units on their premises.

The registration charge for the land required for power units will be reimbursed and the owners will get tax exemptions on purchase of solar panels and other equipment,” he said, adding that the GATES Engineering College has set up a solar power unit at a cost of Rs 2.25 crore of which Rs 80 lakh has been provided as subsidy.

Anantapur district is the most ideal district in Rayalaseema for solar power generation as dry weather prevails here in most parts in a year. SOURCE

 

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Anantapur district is the most ideal district in Rayalaseema for solar power generation

 

 Wonderful news for private players who have idea in becoming a SOLAR DEVELOPER...

The state government, which is now gradually shifting its focus on non-conventional energy sources to bridge the widening gap between the demand and supply of power, has approved a plan mooted by The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) to generate 100 MW of solar power from Anantapur district.The NEDCAP has set a target of producing 100 MW of solar power in 2013-14 financial year. And as per its plan subsidy will be provided to the private players who intend to set up of solar power units. According to NEDCAP district manager M Sivaprakash, three mandals have been chosen suitable for solar power generation. The NEDCAP is aiming at producing 82 MW of solar power in Kadiri mandal and 18 MW more in Kalyanadurgam and Rayadurgam mandals.

Government ready to give subsidies and exemptions to private institutions, this seems to be a great iniative by the government to increase the awareness of the solar power generation among the people, hence intrested private players act fast and avail this wondeful opportunities given by the government ....

 

“We are ready to provide subsidies to private institutions who are interested to set up solar power units on their premises."The registration charge for the land required for power units will be reimbursed and the owners will get tax exemptions on purchase of solar panels and other equipment,” he said, adding that the GATES Engineering College has set up a solar power unit at a cost of Rs 2.25 crore of which Rs 80 lakh has been provided as subsidy.

Anantpur district seems to be the perfect place to set up the solar power plant.....

 

Anantapur district is the most ideal district in Rayalaseema for solar power generation as dry weather prevails here in most parts in a year.

 

 

Anantapur a place where life was too difficult due to the extreme heat is now the eye catch for all Solar Developers to set up their plant. 

 

Anantapur was a location once when many wondered how to sustain in this extreme heat but now has become the talk of the town thanks to Solar Energy Power Generation...

The municipal corporation of Anantapur in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first municipality in the country to set up a solar power project to power its water pumping operations and street lights. The impressive plan includes installation of 5 MW of a solar PV project in the city. The project will be connected to the state’s power grid and will power the water pumping and street lights of the entire municipality’s area.Anantapur is blessed with significantly high solar energy resource and has already attracted investment from project developers under India’s famous Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).The project would require an investment of $11 million (Rs 60 crore) and would include installation of nearly 40,000 solar panels. The municipality currently consumes 5 MW on water pumping operations and powering the street lights. This entails an average electricity bill of $1 million per year.With the new 5 MW solar PV project, the municipality will be able to power all these operations with clean energy and save $1 million every year. The total cost of the project would be recovered in 11 years and the municipality will then earn profits for about 14 years, assuming the life of the power plant is 25 years. Additionally, the project will also offset over 180,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the 25 years of its life.The municipal authority hopes to secure financial assistance from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. The authority will repay loans from the ministry in seven years through the savings achieved in electricity bill payments.The state of Andhra Pradesh suffers from tremendous demand-supply mismatch in the power sector. The industries in the states have been facing the brunt of the low supply of electricity and are forced to cut production significantly. A large number of power plants in the state use natural gas as fuel and the supply of natural gas, too, has fallen significantly across India.

Solar energy presents a highly logical solution to the poor power situation in the state. The state government recently offered project developers tender to set up 1,000 MW of solar power capacity. The tender received an overwhelming response with developers offering to install up to 1,340 MW of solar power projects.

 

 

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AIC Projects and Hanwha SolarOne are cooperating on a new solar park in Kadiri, Andra Pradesh.

The German PV developer who has recently finshed completing solar parks in Germany have joint hands with Hanwha Solar One for a new project in Kadiri ,Andhra Pradesh...

German PV developer AIC Projects has completed three solar parks in Germany with a combined capacity of 9MW for unnamed private investors.Its PV plant located in the city of Chemnitz was connected to the grid in December 2012 while its facility in Stellenmoos Grube, Allgäu, was connected in January 2013. Its third and largest solar park, located in Unterwengen, Oberallgäu, will be connected to the grid in March 2013.The Chemnitz plant has been installed at a former industrial park on brownfield land in the centre of the city and has a capacity of 1.46MWp. The construction lasted 10 weeks and has an expected annual output of 1.5 million kWh.The 1.72MWp solar park in Stellenmoos has been designed to withstand the frequent heavy snowfalls in the Allgäu region in southern Germany. With this in mind, AIC equipped the facility with sturdy three-legged mounting platforms suitable for additional snow load. Furthermore, the installation was built 900 metres above sea level on the southern hillside of a former gravel pit. The facility has an estimated annual output of 1.9 million kWh.AIC’s third PV project was constructed in Unterwengen and will provide solar power to local municipalities in this region in the Alps. Despite heavy snowfalls during construction, the Unterwengen project was completed at the end of February 2013 and will be connected to the grid in March 2013. With an installed capacity of 5.8MWp, its estimated annual output is 6.5 million kWh. All three projects have been equipped with Hanwha SolarOne modules. In total, Hanwha provided more than 38,000 modules for the three installations.

After successfull completion of their projects in Germany they have stepped into INDIA to open up a new solar park..

Outside of Germany, AIC Projects and Hanwha SolarOne are cooperating on a new solar park in Kadiri, Andra Pradesh, India. As part of the cooperation, Hanwha SolarOne delivered 5MWp of modules to the Indian project which was planned and developed by AIC. Currently under construction, the plant is slated to complete in May 2013.  

 

  

*SOLAR POWER IN A BIG WAY IN EAST GODAWARI AND WEST GODAWARI:NREDCAP  

Rajamundry: The state government’s nod for solar power to meet the shortage in both the domestic and industrial sectors to some extent, has promoted New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP (NREDCAP) to take up the activity in a big way in both the Godavari districts.

 The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has set a target of 20,000 MW power generation through the non-conventional process by 2020 and is even extending 30 per cent subsidy on the cost of generation. As part of this programme, the state government has set a target on its own with 1,000 MW power generation in the present year itself. MORE..

*Solar energy lights up ancestral property in East Godavari

The Manduva House in KadiyamMandal of East Godavari District has set an example for others to follow. Other ancestral properties in Andhra can emulate the way in which Manduva House has been revamped. Not only the traditional décor was kept intact but also a touch of modernism has been included along with a huge positive in the form of solar energy. The whole house will run on solar power except for the AC’s.

The ‘Manduva’ house, at the centre is open to the sky with rooms built all round in square shape, was built by AnnamdevulaSuraiah in 1931 by transporting logs of teak and rosewood from KotilingalaGhat of the Godavari.

He spent a princely sum of Rs. 3,000 then for purchase of the wood.

After nearly eight decades, the house has become dilapidated. It was then that Annamdevula Veera VenkataSatayanarayana, also known as Chanti, and his wife, Vijaya, both ex-Sarpanches, decided to renovate the house.

However, they encountered many problems. The walls were constructed with gummy soil or red bricks and the roofs were supported by logs of teakwood. So, he varnished and painted the wood including the main door (simhadwaram) which was beautifully carved. The red tiles (Vadapallipenku) on the roof were removed and re-arranged to keep the traditional look intact.

Inside the house, there is a common hall and several spacious rooms. All the rooms are air-conditioned. The roof is supported by giant wooden pillars. The centre of the house is open to the elements and sunlight filters in, all day long. A drainage system in the form of a pipe and a pit helps drain out water when it rains.

The entrance is akin to that of a temple with wood carvings and large size portraits on either side with AnanthaPadmanabha Swami in a glass case on the top. “Except air-conditioners, everything runs on solar energy,” said Mr.Chanti.

There is a home theatre to screen movies, meeting hall, out-house with high-tech facilities that have been built without disturbing the old structure with ‘Boshanam’ (huge wooden box). A 1930s traditional iron safe and ‘pattemancham’ (carved bed) are some of the other interesting items inside the house.

According to Mr.ChilukuriSrinivasaRao, State VrikshaMitra Awardee, it is a record that Madhavarayudupalem got best Gram Panchyat and NirmalPuraskhar twice for its maintenance.

The above refurbishment is a grand tell-tale of the fact that going green and eco-friendly brings accolades as well as many other benefits, be it monetary or sense of pride of heritage conservation!

Source

 

 Want to set  up a  solar power plant !

call  Manohar 90435  39679 or email mano@eai.in

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Meteonorm DAI Data:

Vishakapatnam  DAI data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=17.71

Place

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Visha

5.74

6.25

5.93

6.33

5.96

4.43

4.22

4.33

4.63

4.77

5.36

5.38

5.32

14.58

Anak

5.74

6.25

6.29

6.3

5.64

4.46

4.22

4.32

4.73

4.77

5.36

5.39

5.33

14.59

Nars

5.71

6.36

6.35

6.23

5.55

4.57

4.03

4.16

4.67

5.06

5.50

5.42

5.29

14.49

Anak=Anakapalli; Nars=Narsipatnam

Company

Address

KW projects done

Dealers-D Installers-I Both -B

Contact person name & Mobile no

Qualification

Email id

Products they deal with

Office timings

Ray power solutions

Dno:9-16-26,DAR Reddy Plaza, Opposite Rama Talkies, Cbm Compound, Visakhapatnam - 530003

150

Both

Mr.Nagaraju(0891) 6634562, 8885134562;Mr.Santosh 8885434562

MBA

raypower.vizag@gmail.com

solar panels, Inverters, Batteries,street light,water heaters

office timings 10-8.30     MNRE ,NABARD schemes available   first two years service free

SGL enterprises

Dno:9-1-233.1st Floor,D1.Dar Reddy Plaza, Opposite Sri RamatalkiesTheathre, Cbm Compound, Visakhapatnam - 530003

15

Both

Mr.AKC Raja 9348123628;(0891) 2736637, 9393123628

B.tech

sgl3438@gmail.com

solar panels, Inverters,batteries & Generators

1.9.30 - 8.30 service 2.We have a tieup with Indian overseas bank for loans

Suntek Energy systems

Flat No 8,Prince Apartments, CbmCompound, Cbm Compound, VISAKHAPATNAM - 530003

 

 

8885063676

Degree

 

Manufacturers of panels, Inverters & Batteries

 

srisurya solar systems

Near Sanjay HP Gas Enterprises, ButchiRajuPalem, Visakhapatnam - 530006

3

Both

Mr.P.N.Murthy         8712882453;E.Krishna prasad       8977688899

MA

pallimurty44@gmail.com

solar panel,solarinverter,solarBattery,water heating systems,solarfencing,Agriculture pumps

1.working hours 9-8 2.Service free 

Vinayakaelectricals

H No 7-17-4/1, Opp Red Cherry, Old GajuwakeAnakapali Bus Stop, Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam - 530026

16

Both

Mr.Murali    9866750583;Mr.Suresh         9709364929

Diploma EEE

vinayaka.electricals.n@gmail.com

solar panel,solarinverter,solarBattery,water heating systems,solar lanterns

10 to 6 on weekdays,no Sunday

 

SSR solar shoppe

Beside Dominos, Old Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam - 530026

6

Both

Mr.Suresh 8297857415;Mr.Ramesh 9030279554

B.tech,EEE

suresh14dvv@yahoo.com

Solar panel,solarinverters,solarbatteries,solar fencing

1.Working hours 9-9   2.We are giving the systems based on the load calculations with best servicing models

Anuroop enterprises

Anakapalli, Opposite PriyaDarshini Public School, Main Road, Munagapaka, Visakhapatnam - 531033

1

I

Mr.Satyaswaroop 9959595889;8125175747

B.com

satyaswaroop.pentakota@gmail.com

Solar panel,solarinverters,solarbatteries,UPS

working hours 9 am -10 pm

Dolphin coverage solutions

Shop No 03, Ambica Plaza, Beside Rama Lodge,BehindLeelaMahal Theatre, Daba Gardens, Visakhapatnam - 530020

2.5

B

V.SreenivasaRao(0891) 2568591, 9246678123;9849121028

Diploma,ECE

dolphincoverage@gmail.com

solar panel,solarinverter,solarbatteries,solar lanterns

1.We are providing the best products  2.working hours 9.25 am to 8 pm

ANU solar power pvt ltd

202 RatnasriArcade,Dwarakanagar, Visakhapatnam - 530016

       1 (20 KW on going)

B

Mr.Jaganmohan                                                           9866883864;Ms.Kiranmai    8008800548

MBA

mohantejo@gmail.com

solar panel,solarinverter,solar batteries and other equipments

1.We are providing the turnkey services for roof top  2.working hours 10am to 7 am

Ssp electronic security pvt ltd

Plot 303, Sri Pavan Estates, OppRamalingeshwarSwamy Temple, ShankerMatam Road, Akkayyapalem, Visakhapatnam - 530016

10

B

(0891) 6463730;M.Murali  9246615864

PG

ssp_es@yahoo.in

solar panel,solarinverter,solarbatteries,solar lanterns

working hours 10am to 7 am

Sri Saivenkateshwara enterprises

9-3214/1, Near Andhra Bank, Pitapuram Colony, VISAKHAPATNAM - 530003

10

B

Mr.Lakshmi Naidu 8500771771; Mr.PrakashRao  9908851366

MCA

 

solar panel,solarinverter,solarBattery,solar LED lights

working hours 10am to 6.30pm

Sri krishna enterprises

50-62-4/7, Behind Ganesh Temple, 2nd Lane, Rajendra Nagar, Visakhapatnam - 530016

various KW suppliers,10KW to 500kw

B

Narayanarao(0891) 2551682; 9393128285

Electrical license holder from 1982

spe02@sify.com

solar panels,solar inverters(especially double inverters),cables

25 years experience in this electrical filed recently shifted solar industry,service is inflation free; 9:30 to 7 office timings

Mytri star enterprises

Door No 28-10-18/4 Mahalaxmi Chambers, NeraKalyani Press, Suryabagh, Visakhapatnam - 530020

 

B

lalithkumar9866124630; 9030075875

b.tech

mytri98@yahoo.com

solar panels,solar inverters

9 to 6 only weekdays

Santhoshini power systems

H No 27-11-3/8, Spring Road, Poorna Market, Visakhapatnam - 530001

not installed any one till now

 

Ravishankar(0891) 2723160, 9392990866

polytechnic

santhoshinipowersystems@yahoo.com;spsvsp2@gmail.com

only on solar inverters but still didn't do ay business till now

9 to 6 only weekdays

Green energy solutions

Plot No 102, Vishalakshi Nagar, Vijayajyothi Arcade, Visalakshi Nagar, Visakhapatnam - 530043

so many projects in 2KW

 

Srinivas9014127640;9441246930

M.Com

greenenergysolutions2009@gmail.com

only on solar inverters and solar panels

9to9 on weekdays,half day on sunday

Balaji suppliers

OppErukamamba Temple, Dondaparthy, Visakhapatnam - 530016

 

 

HanumanthaRao(0891) 2747398;9440662709

 

 

 

 

Amit industries

H No 12-216, Arilova Colony, Balaji Nagar, Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam - 530009

they do only service related issues

only service

9440677972

BSE,MBA

amitindustries@hotmail.com

Solar products

working hours 10am to 6.30pm

Sri chandra agencies

21-7-79, Nr Avn College, Poorna Market, Visakhapatnam - 530001

hot water -50K;Solar Fencing-30km

B

9247488829; 9052149881

BBA

solargopi@yahoo.com

Only inverters

9 to 9 weekdays

Akkireddy agencies

D No 54-6-30/1, Backside Isukathata Bus Stop,Opp To Old Isukathaota Post Office, Isakathota, Visakhapatnam - 530010

installed 16set till now each one 1lak kv,v-guard dealer

 

Gurunath

9848521433; 9849402874

B.tech-Elelctronics

akkireddyagencies@gmail.com

solar panels,inverters,batteries& Generators

10 to 6 on weekdays

Alpha power systems

D-No 31-33-102/10,Ground Floor G-7,Vishnu Plaza, OppLeelaMaha Theatre, Daba Gardens, Visakhapatnam - 530020

100kW

B

(0891) 2712565, 9908343837

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT

SE/ O / Visakhapatnam

2550616 9440812487 sevsp@apeasternpower.com

MORE..

Karimnagar DAI Data(KWh/m^2/day);Lat=18.46

Place

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Karim

5.52

6.53

6.39

6.47

6.42

5.5

4.15

4.31

5.7

5.06

4.93

4.48

5.34

14.63

Rama

5.55

6.43

6.77

6.63

6.13

4.87

4.00

4.32

5.60

5.61

6.07

5.68

5.64

15.45

Pedd

5.52

6.46

6.77

6.50

6.03

5.00

3.93

4.35

5.63

5.52

5.93

5.64

5.60

15.33

Rama=Ramagundam;Pedd=Peddapally

Superintending Engineer/OP/Karimnagar 9440811393
 Divisional Engineer/Tech/CO/KNR 9440811392
 Assistant Divisional Engineer/Comml.9440811407 MORE..

Company

Address

KW projects done

Dealers-D Installers-I Both -B

Contact person name & Mobile no

Qualification

email id

Products they deal with

Office timings

Karimnagar Solar Enterprises

Venkat Plaza, Beside Maharaja Sweet House, Bustand Road, Mukarampuram, Karimnagar Ho, Karimnagar - 505001;(0878) 6450489, 9550950489

50KW

both

suman-7702005387

MBA,Bsc

sumansolar@gmail.com

solar panel,battery and inverter

10 to 6,sunday holiday

Vandan Energy Solutions

"Plot No 9-1-359/A, Baghat Nagar, Opposite New Imo Bagvathi School, Karimnagar Ho, Karimnagar - 505001         | View Map

Call: 9848991253"

 

both

Vandan

Call: 9848991253

B.tech, Electrical

vandanenergy@gmail.com

solar panel,battery and inverter

10 to 6,sunday holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warangal DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=18

Place

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

War

4.52

5.64

6.26

6.37

6.22

5.3

3.84

4.16

5.13

4.84

4.97

4.58

5.15

14.10

Jang

5.38

6.57

6.87

6.27

5.87

5.10

3.83

4.48

5.40

5.19

5.90

5.61

5.52

15.13

Kazi

5.45

6.53

6.68

6.27

5.84

4.90

3.58

3.97

5.17

5.23

5.87

5.62

5.41

14.82

Jang=Jangaon;Kazi=Kazipeta


1 Superintending Engineer/OP/Warangal 9440811310
2 Divisional Engineer/Tech 9440811312 MORE..

Company

Address

KW projects done

Dealers-D Installers-I Both -B

Contact person name & Mobile no

Qualification

email id

Products they deal with

Office timings

Orugallu Solar Enterprises

Warangal Ho, Warangal

3kw

B

suman 9550950489

M.B,A

 

solar batteries and street lights

10 to 6 on weekdays

Supraja Solar Systems

Near To Church, K U 100 Feet Road, Waddepally, Warangal - 506370  9177709106

500va 1kw

B

surendra 9177709106

B.Tech

 

solar panels, batteries,inverters,lights

9:30 to 6 on weekdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adilabad DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=19.52

Place

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Adi

4.45

5.64

6.16

6.53

6.45

5.33

4.26

4.35

5.06

5.13

4.97

4.48

5.22

14.28

Manc

5.58

6.46

6.77

6.63

6.13

5.03

4.03

4.32

5.60

5.58

6.00

5.71

5.64

15.45

Asif

5.55

6.46

6.68

6.60

6.09

4.97

4.00

4.19

5.27

5.61

6.03

5.74

5.59

15.30

Manc=Mancherial;Asif=Asifabad

 

9440811670
 9440811700
 9440811671 MORE..

 

Company

Address

KW projects done

Dealers-D Installers-I Both -B

Contact person name & Mobile no

Qualification

email id

Products they deal with

Office timings

Shiva Electronics

"Opposite Ayyapa Temple, Near New Bus Stand, Chinnoor, Adilabad - 504201        

2.5KW

Both

(08737)242003-Manoj;

9347551813;9849073554

ITI-Deploma

shivaelectronics003@yahoo.com

Solar panel,Battery and invrter,Luminous

open 9 to 9 on weekdays;

Siva Electronics

"Siva Electronics, Beside Ganesh Mandiram, Mancherial Road, Bhaghat Singh Nagar, Siva Electronics, Beside Ganesh Mandiram, Mancherial Road, Bhaghat Singh Nagar, Ramakrishnapur, Adilabad - 504301         |

50KW

Both

Call: 9949703412

Degree

Not available

Solar panel,Batteries,Inverter

9 to 6 on weekdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chittor DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=13.21

Place

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Chit

5.42

6.25

5.16

6.56

5.93

5.23

4.64

4.97

4.93

4.68

4.63

4.81

5.38

14.73

 

Chan

5.81

6.68

6.67

6.30

5.58

5.10

4.52

4.87

5.20

4.77

4.73

5.00

5.42

14.85

Tiru

5.58

6.57

6.58

6.10

5.42

5.13

4.32

4.68

5.13

4.45

4.53

4.74

5.28

14.45

Chan=Chandragiri;Tiru=Tirupathi

Company

Address

KW projects done

Dealers-D Installers-I Both -B

Contact person name & Mobile no

Qualification

email id

Products they deal with

Office timings

Dnd Enterprises

Door No 2-308/1, Near ICICI Bank, KongareddyPalli, Chittoor - 517001 9441775549

 

D

9441775549

B.Tech(Electronics)

 

exide , solar batteries

10 to 6 on weekdays

Rainbow Agro Enterprise

Rangababu Complex, Opp Forest Office, Mbt Road, Palamaner, Chittoor - 517408 9949513790

5kw

B

ramesh 9949513790

diploma

rainbowagrocorporations@gmail.com

solar panels

10 to 7 weekdays

Enfros Energy

Flat No.18-1-9, Near By Little Angel School, Yashodha Nagar, Tirupati Bazar, Tirupati - 517501 9652224144

10KW

B

Jagadeesh 9652224144;Dharini 8686519373

MBA

enfros@gmail.com

solar water heaters, solar street lights, lightinig system

 

Indo Green Solar

Door No 20-3-126d,1st Floor, Opposite Sbh, Near LeelaMahal Theatre, Tml By Pass Road, Tirupati - 517501 (0877) 6065559

7KW

I

Sekhar 9059400808

M.B.A

 

solar panels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guntur DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=16.33

Place

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Gun

4.48

5.57

6.03

5.8

5.81

5.2

3.61

4.16

4.76

4.39

4.73

4.29

4.91

13.43

Ten

5.13

6.21

6.29

5.70

5.42

4.83

3.35

4.03

4.80

4.61

5.33

5.00

5.05

13.83

Nars

5.52

6.32

6.55

5.93

5.67

5.00

3.67

4.32

5.13

5.00

5.70

5.22

5.33

14.58

Ten=Tenali;Nars=Narsimpatnam

Company

Address

KW projects done

Dealers-D Installers-I Both -B

Contact person name & Mobile no

Qualification

Email id

Products they deal with

Office timings

Sunpro Solar Products

H No 5-87-46, OppSitaramaiah High School, Brundavan Gardens , Apollo Pharmacy Complex , Lakshmipuram Main Road, Laxmipuram, Guntur - 522007  9177302056

10KW

B

Mr.Anil Kumar   9912126601;9963554433

B.Tech

sunlightsolarpower.in

Solar panel,solarinverter,solar battery

working hours 9-8 on weekdays

 

AdwaitaSolareum Systems

Svn Colony, Near Svln Towers, Third Line, Gujjannaguntla, Guntur - 522006 

50kw

B

Mr.Gopi Krishna    9966361469

Msc (Electronics)

adwaitasolareumsystem@gmail.com

Solar panel,solarinverter,solarbattery,solar agriculture pumps,solar home lights

working hours 9-9

Savitra Solar Power

H No 5-50-33/A/6/14, Near Lakshipuram Reliance Super Market, Brodipet, Guntur, Guntur - 522001 (0863) 223356,

90KW

B

Mr.K.Venkat       9618888055;Mr.Ramanjaneyulu 9885995465

BM

savitrasolarpower@gmail.com

Solar panel,solarinverter,solarbattery,solarfencing,solar home lights

working hours 9.30 to 8    ;Project range 1 KW to 200 KW

Devine Genuine Brand

H No 5-87-65/1, Near Nayar Hotel Center, Lakshmipuram Main Road, Laxmipuram, Guntur - 522007  (0863) 2228444, 

100kw

B

Mr.Sujith      9640454444;

B.Tech

devinebrand@gmail.com

Solar panel,solarinverter,solarbattery,solarfencing,solar home lights

working hours 8.30 to 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khammam DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=17.28

Place

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Kha

4.55

5.78

6.22

6.1

5.97

5.23

3.52

3.9

4.57

4.64

4.93

4.61

5.00

13.69

Koth

5.45

6.68

6.52

5.90

5.48

4.83

2.96

3.55

4.47

5.00

5.97

5.64

5.19

14.20

Sing

5.38

6.64

6.61

6.03

5.64

4.87

3.40

3.77

4.51

5.20

5.70

5.5

5.2

14.12

Koth=Kothagudem;Sing=Singareni

9440811505
 9440811504 MORE..

ompany

Address

KW projects done

Dealers-D Installers-I Both -B

Contact person name & Mobile no

Qualification

email id

Products they deal with

Office timings

Solar innovations

"Khammam - 507001        

Call: 9705757916"

1KW

both

9705757916; 9441194475

Degree

sol_innovations24@yahoo.in

Currently they installed solar steam cooking for institutions,they also provide alternatives for gas cylinder with wood pallet( uses only blue flame) stove

 10 to 6;No Sunday

galaxy innovations

"InuomsoftBulding, ZpCentre,OppositeNagabhushanam Hospital, Wyra Road, Khammam Ho, Khammam - 507001         | View Map

Call: 9441164848"

100kw

Both

Sandeep-9441164848; Sridhar-8885558391

PG

Galaxyinnovations@hotmail.com

Solar inverters and panels

9 to 6;No Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nalgonda  DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=17.05

Place

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Nal

4.64

5.78

6.35

6.13

6.13

5.43

3.97

4.42

4.97

4.93

5.03

4.61

5.19

14.20

Sury

5.39

6.61

6.64

6.00

5.74

4.93

3.48

3.87

4.70

5.03

5.80

5.55

5.30

14.51

Koda

5.42

6.53

6.55

5.97

5.64

4.87

3.42

3.87

4.70

4.93

5.77

5.38

5.24

14.35

Sury=Suryapeta;Koda=Kodad

CONTACT DETAILS OF APCPDCL IN NALGONDA

08682 - 224242 ,  94408 13512  MORE..

Company

Address

KW projects done

Dealers-D Installers-I Both -B

Contact person name & Mobile no

Qualification

Email id

Products they deal with

Office timings& Company schemes

Sruthi energy solutions

Kamala complex near yellamma temple,Hyderabad road,Marriguda,Nalgonda (08681) 248088                                                                          9010266288

5

B

Sridhar    9010266288;Krishna   9966574608

BSC

shree.navee@gmail.com

Solar panels,inverters,batteries,cables

1. We will do offgrid up to 10KW                                                              2.Solar water heaters up to 10000ltrs                                                           3. We are giving replacement warranty and 1 year service free                   office hours : 9.30 am to 6 pm (Mon to Sat)

Faster Solar Innovations

"Plot No 241/131,3rd Floor, OppRadhika Theater, Bhavani Nagar, Street No 4s, Ecil, Hyderabad - 500062 (Also serves NALGONDA)

Call: 9581060000"

10

B

Chandra babu           9581060000;Suresh     9160012345

Diploma,EIE

 

Solar panels,inverters,batteries,cables

1.We are inverter manufacturers we are giving 2 years replacement warranty.                                               2.We are giving best modules and batteries

Vijeta Solar Solutions

Door No-4-10-55/1, Near Ashoka Gardens, SAI Nagar, Mushampalli Road, Kodad, Nalgonda - 508206         Call: 9959187147

20

B

Y.Venkateshwarrao       9959187147;P.Naveen kumar 9505024611

Diploma EEE

 

Solar panels,inverters,batteries,cables

1.We have tied up with best companies.                      2.We are giving the 1 year free service.

S S Power Systems

Plot-6,Ec Extension, Industrial Estate, Ecil, Hyderabad - 500062 (Also serves NALGONDA)         Call: (040) 27121494, 9246294650

20000

B

SubbaRao                  9246294650;

B.tech, EEE

 

1. Manufacturers main on power saver Equipments

1. Manufacturers main on power saver Equipments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CONTACT OF APSPDCL

HYDERABAD NORTH 

23431439
23431062
23431063
94408 12826 MORE..

HYDERABAD SOUTH

23431161
23431163
23431436
94408 12913 MORE..

HYDERABAD CENTRAL 

23431444
23431172, 1173(F),
2102
94408 12976 MORE..

  

Nizamabad DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=18.67

Place

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Niz

4.61

5.61

6.52

6.7

6.64

5.5

4.32

4.64

5.63

5.16

5.00

4.54

5.41

14.79

Kam

5.61

6.50

6.97

6.57

6.16

5.13

4.13

4.55

5.64

5.54

5.90

5.64

5.70

15.60

Bodh

5.64

6.57

7.00

6.67

6.19

5.03

4.03

4.48

5.80

5.71

6.00

5.67

5.73

15.68

Kam=Kamareddy; Bodh=Bodhan

 

9440811577
 9440811578  MORE..

 

Kadapa DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=14.47

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Kad

5.10

6.11

6.42

6.03

5.84

5.40

4.00

4.45

5.2

4.39

4.33

4.22

5.13

14.03

Pr

6.10

6.75

6.84

6.17

5.84

5.10

4.10

4.55

5.37

4.93

4.67

4.42

5.31

15.06

Bad

5.97

6.78

6.74

6.10

5.74

5.03

3.97

4.35

5.33

4.74

4.97

4.90

5.37

14.70

Pl=Place; Kad=Kadapa; Pr=Pruddutar;Bad=Badvel


 

Anantapur DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=16.59

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Ana

5.45

6.10

6.64

6.47

6.42

5.73

4.64

4.71

5.53

4.97

5.07

4.97

5.55

15.21

Put

6.26

6.86

6.87

6.17

5.84

5.23

4.16

4.45

5.40

5.13

5.47

5.61

5.61

15.37

Ka

6.23

6.82

6.90

6.13

5.84

5.23

4.16

4.45

5.40

5.13

5.50

5.61

5.61

15.36

Pl=place;Ana=Anatapur;Put=Puttaparthi;Ka=Kadiri

APCPDCL CONTACT IN ANANTAPUR

08554 - 272943,
272650 (F) 94408 13193 MORE..

 

 


 

Nellore DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=14.5

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Nel

4.58

5.68

6.22

5.93

5.39

5.43

4.00

4.55

4.93

4.26

4.00

3.8

4.89

13.41

Rap

5.19

6.46

6.58

5.90

5.32

5.07

3.74

4.29

5.13

4.42

4.37

4.29

5.05

13.83

Ven

5.32

6.50

6.58

5.87

5.22

5.17

3.93

4.35

5.03

4.52

4.37

4.45

5.09

13.95

Pl=Place; Nel=Nellore; Rap=Rapur; Ven=Venkatagiri

Prakasham  DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=15.5

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Pra

4.71

5.57

6.32

6.27

6.06

5.57

4.39

4.97

5.37

4.48

4.50

4.00

5.18

14.19

Add

5.55

6.25

6.64

6.20

5.87

5.23

4.26

4.81

5.53

4.87

5.20

4.74

5.42

14.84

Chi

5.74

6.46

6.61

6.20

6.07

5.17

4.19

4.74

5.60

5.00

5.40

4.90

5.48

15.01

Pl=Place;Pra=Prakasham;Add=Addanki;Chi=Chirala

Kurnool DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=15.85

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Kur

5.39

6.03

6.61

6.50

6.84

5.73

5.03

4.97

5.53

5.16

5.30

5.00

5.66

15.49(lac)

Nad

6.35

6.71

6.87

6.23

6.19

4.93

4.22

4.26

5.37

5.19

5.67

5.45

5.61

15.36

Sri

5.97

6.64

6.80

6.07

5.93

5.13

4.06

4.55

5.33

5.06

5.87

5.45

5.57

15.24

 CONTACT DETAILS OF APSPDCL  IN KURNOOL

08518 257012, 257420,
257017 (F),94408 13316
MORE..

 

Srikakulam DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=18.3

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Sri

4.74

5.89

6.22

6.43

6.32

5.17

3.42

3.54

4.77

4.84

5.13

4.71

5.10

13.95(lac)

Pala

5.32

6.46

6.29

5.83

5.45

4.67

3.58

3.67

4.53

4.80

5.70

5.39

5.13

14.04

Tek

5.71

6.21

6.29

6.30

5.61

4.53

4.26

4.35

4.70

5.22

5.43

5.35

5.32

14.57

 CONTACT APEPDCL IN SRIKAKULAM

9440812386 seskl@apeasternpower.com

 

MORE.

Vizianagaram DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=18.1

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Viz

4.64

5.46

5.90

6.20

5.93

4.90

4.32

4.32

4.57

4.64

4.63

4.39

4.99

13.68

Bobb

5.67

6.21

6.29

6.30

5.64

4.53

4.22

4.32

4.73

5.16

5.37

5.39

5.31

14.54

Koth

5.74

6.25

6.29

6.33

5.64

4.50

4.22

4.35

4.77

5.16

5.37

5.35

5.32

14.56

 

 

 

Medak DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=18.05

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Med

4.67

5.68

6.51

6.6

6.54

5.57

4.29

4.64

5.57

5.06

5.03

4.61

5.40

14.79(lac)

San

5.87

6.64

7.03

6.37

6.00

5.13

3.80

4.45

5.23

5.52

6.13

5.87

5.66

15.49

Sidd

5.42

6.39

6.84

6.40

6.03

5.10

4.19

4.58

5.83

5.52

5.83

5.52

5.63

15.41

 CONTACT DETAILS OF APCPDCL IN MEDAK

08455 - 270995 , 9440813620 MORE..

East Godavari DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=16.56

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

E.Gd

4.84

5.93

6.13

6.00

5.32

5.06

3.67

4.29

4.67

4.39

4.7

4.22

4.94

13.51(lac)

Kak

5.26

6.25

6.35

5.70

5.00

4.77

3.22

4.00

4.50

4.55

5.43

5.00

4.98

13.63

Raj

5.19

6.32

6.35

5.60

4.97

4.83

3.03

3.77

4.47

4.52

5.53

5.09

4.96

13.57

 CONTACT DETAILS OF APEPDCL IN EAST GODAVARI

9440812583 serjy@apeasternpower.com

 

MORE..

 

West Godavari DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=17

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

W.Gd

4.55

5.68

5.97

5.73

5.58

5.20

3.29

3.83

4.37

4.39

4.87

4.45

4.83

13.21(lac)

Bhim

5.42

6.36

6.35

5.80

5.03

4.80

3.35

4.06

4.70

4.55

5.20

4.77

5.02

13.74

Eluru

5.22

6.25

6.19

5.57

5.19

4.80

3.25

3.93

4.50

4.58

5.40

5.03

4.98

13.63

  CONTACT DETAILS OF APEPDCL IN WEST  GODAVARI

 

9440812702 seelr@apeasternpower.com

 

 

 

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Hyderabad DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=25.4

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Hyd

5.82

5.93

6.16

6.37

6.26

6.10

5.29

5.64

6.63

6.19

5.97

5.42

5.98

16.37

 

 CONTACT OF APCPDCL IN HYDERABAD

HYDERABAD NORTH 

23431439
23431062
23431063
94408 12826 MORE..

HYDERABAD SOUTH

23431161
23431163
23431436
94408 12913 MORE..

HYDERABAD CENTRAL 

23431444 
23431172, 1173(F),
2102 
94408 12976 MORE..

 

 

 

Ranga reddy DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=17.4

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Rang

4.67

5.78

6.48

6.33

6.30

5.57

4.00

4.61

5.20

4.80

5.13

4.71

5.29

14.50

Ghat

5.55

6.64

6.87

6.27

5.87

5.10

3.77

4.45

5.23

5.23

5.93

5.71

5.54

15.16

 RANGA REDDY NORTH 

94408 13129

23433500
23433504 MORE..

RANGA REDDY SOUTH

23433203, 3204    94408 13046

23433203, 3204    94408 13047

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RANGA REDDY EAST

23433312 9491067475
 23433310/12 9491039018

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Krishna DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=16.13

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Kris

5.15

6.26

6.39

5.6

5.48

5.1

3.48

4.26

4.63

4.26

5.57

4.13

4.77

13.57(lac)

Vija

5.16

6.25

6.29

5.63

5.32

4.80

3.32

4.03

4.70

4.58

5.33

4.97

5.02

13.74

Mach

5.03

6.07

6.19

5.53

5.23

4.83

3.29

4.13

4.67

4.52

5.20

4.87

4.95

13.56

 

Mahbubnagar DAI Data (KWh/m^2/day);Lat=16.46

Pl

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg

Generation Potential per MW (lakh units per year)

Mahb

5.13

5.93

6.58

6.57

6.74

5.73

4.35

4.83

5.27

5.22

5.37

4.97

5.56

15.21(lac)

Jad

6.16

6.78

6.96

6.50

6.29

5.30

4.06

4.67

5.37

5.67

6.30

6.03

5.83

15.96

Shad

5.87

6.61

6.93

6.30

6.00

3.90

3.77

4.42

5.17

5.48

6.07

5.84

5.62

15.39

 

 CONTACT DETAILS OF APCPDCL IN MAHBUBNAGAR

08542 - 272946,
272714
94408 13414
94410 55230 MORE..

 

 

 

 

*Khammam Zila Parishad Office to bask in the glory of Solar Power

The ZilaParishad Office in Khammam from now on will meet its electricity needs from solar energy.

A 7-KW solar power pack has been installed at the ZP office here at a cost of Rs 15 lakh. It will fully cater to the electricity needs of one particular block housing the official chambers of the chairman and CEO besides other important sections in the ZP office building. The solar power pack is all set to become operational in the next couple of days.

Another solar power pack is proposed to be set up at the Collectorate as part of the renewed efforts to tap the renewable energy sources and lessen burden on conventional energy sources.

Another major plan is on the anvil to introduce automated electricity monitoring system at the office of the major gram panchayat of Bhadrachalam soon.

The project is intended to save energy in adherence to prudent energy management system. Several more solar power initiatives are under various stages of execution as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission and other schemes at various parts of the district particularly in the Bhadrachalam Agency.

The whole aim is to maximize use of renewable energy and reduce the pressure on conventional electricity and in the process of going green, saving environment and taking climate change mitigation measures as well.

Source

*Revenue offices in Khammam district of AP to tap solar power to overcome crisis

 

*Great news for Andhra Pradesh especially for the Revenue offices in Khammam district :

Several government departments, particularly the mandal revenue offices, are gearing up to tap the solar power, the inexhaustible source of energy, in a big way to overcome the hurdles posed by the power cuts in their functioning and conserve the conventional energy sources.Solar power packs of one kilowatt capacity have already been sanctioned to as many as 12 mandal revenue offices across the district under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The Central government sponsored JNNSM off-grid power projects initiative has provided the much needed impetus to the promotion of the use of solar energy in the government offices and institutions.

The government of AP is doing a brilliant work to promote solar energy due to the extreme power cuts experienced by the people of Andhra Pradesh 

The huge deficit in power supply and the resultant long hours of power cuts have prompted the government departments and agencies concerned to initiate steps for harnessing the solar power, the alternative source of energy.The government offices especially the mandal revenue offices need uninterrupted power supply to carry out the crucial tasks like online maintenance of revenue records without any hindrance, said the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) district manager G.S.V. Prasad. Tenders have been finalised for installation of one 7-KW solar power pack at the zilla parishad office in the town.

Solar power energy  for sure is going to be hot in the upcoming years in India especially ANDHRA PRADESH (Khammam district)

Proposals have already been forwarded by the department concerned to the government for installation of one KW solar power pack each in all the offices of the MPDOs in the district. Works are underway for installation of solar water heating sistems at the ashram schools/hostels at Elchireddypalli, Sunnamvarigudem and Kollur in the Bhadrachalam Agency, he said adding that as many as 128 solar streetlights have already been installed at various un-electrified tribal habitations in the Agency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation > About 

Andhra Pradesh solar policy is expected to take shape within the next few months. The new policy will concentrate on both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy.

About NEDCAP

Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd., (NEDCAP) formerly known as Agro Pumpsets & Implements Ltd., (APIL) is the Nodal Agency implementing non-conventional energy programmes sponsored by both the State and Central Governments. The corporation was incorporated on 21.10.1969 and was renamed as NEDCAP on 10-5-1986.

NEDCAP’s objectives are

  • To survey, develop and implement renewable energy programmes of the State and Central Government.
  • To generate electricity through renewable sources like wind and solar on decentralised manner.
  • To conserve energy in rural areas.
  • To import and adopt viable technology and machinery in the areas of Non-Conventional energy sources and ensure post installation service.
  • To impart training and to promote research and development in the field of Non-conventional energy sources.
  • To provide technical consultancy services in implementation of power projects through renewable energy sources.

NEDCAP ACTIVITIES

NEDCAP is implementing the following programmes and projects

Rural Energy Programmes

  • National project on Biogas development.
  • National Programme on Improved Chulhas

Power Projects through

  • Biomass
  • Bagasse based Co-generation
  • Wind
  • Small Hydro
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Industrial waste

Solar Energy Programmes

  • Thermal Energy Technology
  • Photovoltaic Technology

Rural Energy Programmes

  • National Project on Biogas Development
    Basing on the studies conducted and on the success of the plants already installed in Andhra Pradesh, there is huge demand/potential for the establishment of Biogas Plants in Andhra Pradesh. The estimated potential of family size biogas plants is 10.90 lakhs. So far 2.84 lakh family-size biogas plants have been installed in the state.
  • Improved Chulhas
    The estimated potential in Andhra pradesh is 95 lakhs. Since 1984-85 the achievement is 27.03 lakhs. Presently, the programme is being undertaken with State Govt. assistance.

Solar Energy

Andhra Pradesh is one of the few states blessed with more number of sunny days. The estimated potential is 5-7KWH/Sq.Mtr. per day which remains un-tapped for various applications like heating, lighting, power generation etc., Under Solar Energy programmes the following are being implemented

  • Solar Thermal sistems
  1. Solar Water Heating sistems
  2. Solar Cookers
  3. Solar Dryers
  • Solar Photovoltaic sistems
  1. SPV Lighting sistems viz. portable lanterns, home-lighting and street lighting sistems
  2. SPV pump-sets
  3. Mini Power Plants for village Electrification
  4. SPV Grid interactive Power Plants

 

Company

Address

KW projects done

Dealers-D Installers-I Both -B

Contact person name & Mobile no

Qualification

email id

Products they deal with

Office timings

Orugallu Solar Enterprises

Warangal Ho, Warangal

3kw

B

suman 9550950489

M.B,A

 

solar batteries and street lights

10 to 6 on weekdays

Supraja Solar Systems

Near To Church, K U 100 Feet Road, Waddepally, Warangal - 506370  9177709106

500va 1kw

B

surendra 9177709106

B.Tech

 

solar panels, batteries,inverters,lights

9:30 to 6 on weekdays

 

 

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Companies Intersted in setting up a solar plant call Manohar 90435 39679 or better still email <mano@eai.in>

 Rooftop PV & small solar power generation programme (RPSSGP):

 Under the “Rooftop PV & small solar power generation programme”, the project developer will be paid tariff as fixed by the A.P Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) and a Generation Based Incentive (GBI). The GBI shall be equal to the difference between the tariff determined by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and the tariff decided by the APERC. As per the proposed arrangement under the scheme, the GBI portion will be reimbursed to the DISCOMs by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). The tariff will be paid for a period of 25 years.

 The APERC has issued tariff orders for Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants on 06.07.2010. The tariff applicable for SPV power projects is Rs. 17.91 per Kwh and the tariff is applicable for a period of 25 years.

 http://www.nedcap.gov.in/Solar_Energy.aspx?ID=65

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Which are the ideal states for setting up of solar power projects?

Hot destinations are Rajasthan, Gujarat and MH, MP, Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu as far as solar radiation is concerned. Presently, only Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat have a clear policy and guidelines on the procedures for setting up solar power projects. Other states may also initiate the policy and procedures soon now that Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission has been launched by Government of India."

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List of projects finally selected by IREDA confirming eligibility to avail GBI under RPSSGP Scheme:

M/s Andromeda Energy Technologies Private Limited (750 kWp)

M/s Gajanan Financial services Private Limited (1000kWp)

M/s Photon Energy sistems Limited (1000kWp)

M/s Sri Power Generation Private Limited (1000kWp)

M/s Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd (1000kWp)

M/s Amrit Jal ventures Pvt Ltd (1000kWp)

M/s Bhawani Engineering (1000kWp)

 NREDCAP registered SPV sistems suppliers for 2011-12:

M/S. Surana Ventures Ltd.

M/S. Chips and Bytes Solutions India Ltd.

M/S. Virtual Energy Pvt Ltd.

M/S. MIC Electronics Ltd.

M/S Nano Bright Solar Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

M/S. e to E Energy sistems

M/S. Sungrace Energy Solutions (P) Ltd.

M/S. Rashmi Industries

Adithya Solar Energy

M/S ICOMM Tele Ltd.

M/S. Sri Sai Solar sistems

M/S. Velnet Non Conventional Energy sistems Private Ltd.

M/S. Thrive Energy Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

M/S. Aditi Solar Private Limited

M/S Solar sistems

M/S Choice Solutions Ltd.

M/S. Micro Sun Solar Tech Pvt. Ltd.

M/S. RRG Infra Developers (India) Pvt. Ltd.

M/S. Veddis Solars Pvt. Ltd.

M/S. Jain Irrigation sistems Ltd.

M/S. Nuetech Solar sistems Pvt. Ltd.

M/S Flair Engineers

M/S. Sri Jwala Koteswar Power Pvt. Ltd.

M/S. Photon Energy sistems Ltd.

M/S. Lanco Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd.

M/S. Phoenix Energy sistems

M/S. HBL Power sistems Ltd.

M/S. Renew Ability

M/S. Vega Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd.

M/S. Gautam Polymers

M/S. Radiant Solar Private Ltd.

M/S. Smart Trak Solar sistems Pvt. Ltd.

M/S. Access Solar Ltd.

 Solar energy projects in Andhra Pradesh:

 With over 35 medium and large solar companies, Hyderabad is now emerging as a hub for several global solar technology majors. 

 The Non-conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP), which has been a nodal agency for promoting non-conventional energy, too has provided the basic road map for promoting the companies that are focusing on solar technology. 

The state government led by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy too has been designing policy initiatives to promote solar energy in the state. 

The Ministry had sanctioned a project to Non-conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd., Hyderabad for installation of 50 solar dryers to individual users in rural areas with a view to promote the technology and show its potential in income generation and leading to development of entrepreneurship. The dryers were developed by Society for Energy, Environment and Development (SEED), Hyderabad.

For now, several companies including Lanco, Solar Semiconductor, Sujana Energy and Surana Ventures in addition to public sector majors like BHEL have kicked off their operations based on the centre's national solar energy mission. While the solar PV companies in the state are already witnessing a strong order pipeline from the companies that have bagged orders for setting up of solar plants in various parts of the country, the companies are also making efforts to innovate to take solar energy off the grid.

 

According to industry players, the off grid application of solar energy has already begun though in a small way. The usage of solar PV modules to power traffic lights or recharge lanterns in rural areas has already started showing the benefits to the masses. With the state governments getting a go-ahead from the centre for setting up of 20 MW units in the states to begin with, several states have sought bids from the solar companies for the setting up and operation of the projects.

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Want to set up a rooftop solar in your house !

email  <mano@eai.in> sub : rooftop

Provide as much info like, no of fans, lights. fridge, oven, ac, 

terrace area, land available, etc.,

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 While it is still difficult to quantify the capacities that are set up in solar generation so far, industry analysts assess that the capacities would be quantifiable only in the coming financial year. However, the number of agreements that are being made for either technical collaborations or supplies indicates that there has been brisk activity in the sector. Schott, a leading German technology company, recently entered into an agreement with the Hyderabad-based Premier Solar for supply of solar modules. Premier would set up solar energy projects for various companies on an EPC basis. Similarly, Lanco too has announced the launch of a subsidiary - Lanco Solar - for setting up of solar energy plants and also for taking up solar energy units on EPC basis.

 

The cost of the solar energy units is still considered to be a major roadblock for expanding the solar footprint. In addition to the direct cost of the technology and modules, the companies also face hurdles in the form of availability of land for setting up of solar energy units. Typically, a megawatt of solar power costs about Rs 14 crore in capital as against about Rs 6-7 crore in thermal power units. Similarly, the solar units also need at least an acre for setting up of solar unit to generate one megawatt. The upfront cost of a solar unit is also making the power generated from these units expensive for the utilities as compared to the power generated in units using other forms of fuel including coal and gas. But, sources in the industry say that the costs would come down as the volumes in the sector pick up pace.

Interestingly, the veterans in the solar energy sector see a major leapfrogging effect coming in the form of roof-top solar units. With abundant sunlight availability in the country, setting up of solar PV modules on the rooftops of houses is expected to generate power required for most parts of the country. However, with some regulatory issues still to be ironed out and the issues related to making the power generated through these modules suitable for the grid being worked out, the rooftop power generation using solar units would take few more years.

 

For now, the government is sorting out the issues related to commercial scale solar PV units. With a target to achieve 20 GW solar power by 2022 and achieve grid parity by 2030, the state government finds great promise in its Mission Solar.

 

Tata BP Solar commissioned its first plant in Andhra Pradesh under the National Solar Mission. The project is owned and developed by Ramakrishna Industries at Shadnagar in Andhra. The project uses 4,400 crystalline silicon modules of 230 watts. The solar plant will generate 1.54 million units first year. Ramakrishna Industries has signed a PPA with the Andhra Electricity Board for 25 years to supply this power to them. 

BELECTRIC Photovoltaic India connected India's first solar power plant in Sri City with first solar thin film technology to the grid. Since the end of February 2011 - following a four-month construction period - the solar power plant - which is a part of the Co2 free city project, has been generating an annual total of 1,660,000 kWh clean energy that could supply around 7,000 Indian households per year. This corresponds to Co2 savings of approximately 1,100 tons every year. 

With the assistance of the Republic of Korea, a three MW solar power plant, worth $20 million, will be established at the Liaquat University Hospital (LUH).    

 Solar PV initiatives by Andhra Pradesh Government:

 Andhra Pradesh government is encouraging solar power projects by approving the recommended tariff of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), government of India. It has also recommended for 0.25 percent solar energy power purchase obligation. Besides, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has also issued a tariff order.

 At the inaugural Solarcon India 2009, the AP government unveiled the logo of the upcoming SolarCity at Anantapur, and also awarded allotment letters to four companies in FabCity - Sunborne Inc, Lanco Solar, AES Solar, and Titan Energy.

 The AP government is aggressively encouraging the setting up of manufacturing plants at Fabcity in Hyderabad. 21 units are coming up at FabCity - at an investment of Rs, 20,000 crores. Once up and running, these projects will have the capacity to provide employment to 25,000 people.

 AP state government has selected 22 companies under the rooftop and other small solar power projects schemes in the state for total capacity of 20 megawatts.

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Want to set up a rooftop solar in your house !

email  <mano@eai.in> sub : rooftop

Provide as much info like, no of fans, lights. fridge, oven, ac, 

terrace area, land available, etc.,

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Solar City in Andhra Pradesh:

 Kadiri area in Anantapur district is known as solar city of Andhra Pradesh. Ten companies will be investing nearly Rs. 10,000 crore to produce more than 50 mega watts of solar power. The solar power projects will be held in 2,000 acres. Sunborne Inc, Lanco solar, AES solar and Titan Energy have signed MoU with the State government for setting up units in Kadiri. Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation has allotted 2,000 acres of land in Kadiri for setting up solar units.

 Titan Energy sistems has formed a special purpose vehicle in collaboration with Enfinity of Belgium for setting up 1,000 MW of photovoltaic installations on 3,000 acres of land in the district over a period of five years. The APIIC has allocated the land to the firm on a long lease.

 Part III

 Solar Business Opportunities in Andhra Pradesh:

 The Solar business opportunities mentioned below are not specific to Andhra Pradesh. They are industry specific opportunities. 

 CSP

 Interesting opportunity area for large companies. Very soon India will need utility scale solar energy plants with molten salt so that they can provide electricity 24 hours. As per the Renewables Purchase Obligation, RPO, all utilities are expected to buy 0.25 % every year and that is a considerable amount for each state. 

 This is the only solar technology that allows for storage naturally. Since the solar radiation is indirectly converted to electricity, there is an opportunity to store the collected heat in molten salts, before converting the heat to electricity.

 The cost of setting up the molten salt sistem is exorbitant.

 The common understanding is CSP is cheaper than PV due to the use of off-the-shelf, commodity components like mirrors, turbine, etc. It also was known to have higher efficiencies in solar to electricity conversion (~15%).

 Due to the global oversupply in PV panels and reduced demand due to the financial crisis, the prices of the panels have drastically reduced. On the efficiency front, the PV at 15-20% efficiency is typical now, further adding the cost parity. The result is that PV is now at parity or close to parity with CSP. One western region utility claimed that they pay 0.16 c/Kwh for CSP and 0.14 c/Kwh for PV. This difference was attributed to the timing of the PPAs; generally the difference is not significant anymore.

 A CSP project in USA has shifted to PV. Actually it is world's largest project that has shifted from CSP to PV

 http://www.eai.in/club/users/Nithya/blogs/7417

 BHEL has tied up with a CSP major. 

 The ability to provide “firm power” is a clear advantage of CSP at this time. Due to the output being provided by a steam turbine (and not directly from the field) and a ~2 hour built-in buffer in the trough technology, small variations in the in insolation do not affect the turbine output – like a passing cloud.

 CSP will also be needed for many townships, industrial estates etc 

 Large companies which want to take less risk and are happy with predictable rewards can go for this. 

 Here are a list of CSP companies with a note for each of them. You may want to work with one of the best, than go it alone.

 Abengoa SAAcciona EnergiaAcquasolAmonixAora, Archimede Solar EnergyArxiel VenturesAusra Inc.Bright Source EnergyCapital Sun GroupCircadian SolarConcentrix SolarCool Earth SolarEnelEnter-t GlobalEPURONeSolar, Fichtner Solar GmbHFlabeg,FlagsolFPL EnergyGiuseppe FarinaGlobal Warming SolutionsGreen & Gold EnergyGreenVoltsHelioDynamicsHelioFocus, Hiro Energy Tech LimitedHuiYin-GroupIndustrial Solar Technology Corp.Infinia CorporationInternational Automated sistemsISFOCIsofotonKraftenlagen MunchenKernenergienLauren Engineers & ConstructorsMAN FerrostaalMENA CleantechMenova Energy Inc.Microsharp Corporation LimitedMubadala Development CompanyM W Zander GmbHNaanovo EnergyNew power IndiaNokraschy EngineeringNOVATEC BioSol AG,  Nur EnergieOpen Energy CorporationPSE AGPyron Solar Inc.Renovalia EnergySchlaich Bergermann und PartnerSchott Solar Thermal / Schott UKSenior BerghöferSolar XXISkyFuel Inc,  Silicon CPVSolar EuromedSolar & Environmental Technologies CorporationSolarReserveSolFocusSoliant EnergySolar Heat and Power IncSolargenix EnergySolar Millennium AGSolar Power Group , SolarsphereSolar sistemsSolar Trust of America LLCSolel Solar sistemsSolFocusSolucarSopogy,SunBorne EnergySunpower,  Sunstroom Energy LtdSustainable Resources Inc.Stirling Energy sistemsTorresol EnergyTsugino Co.Whitfield SolarWizard Power Pty LtdWorley Parsons 

 

In my ranking, following are the companies to look upto Bright source Energy , Solar Millennium , Abengoa , Areva , Siemens, Acciona, SolarReserve, eSolar, Schott, etc., 

 But then there is no clear basis for my selection. 

 Viability / grid parity is a question as far as CSP is concerned. It will take a little longer than PV.

 Spain’s track record sends an encouraging message to newer entrants in the CSP market from India to South Africa and beyond. When Spain started building plants in 2007, the first plants such as PS10 and Andasol 1 were highly dependent on imports of foreign supplies, requiring at least 50% of the requisite parts to be sourced from abroad. The plants that went online in 2010 were built with around 80% of components from Spanish companies. 

 If in doubt, read more http://www.csptoday.com/csp-markets-report/

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Solar Module Production - Solar PV module manufacturing involves assembling the cells into a module to form an electric circuit. This is the last manufacturing step before it is distributed to wholesalers.

 Indian scenario - There are about 35 companies in India that produce crystalline solar modules.

 Avoidable. Dont enter now.

The market is crowded. 

 China is doing predatory pricing. It will swallow even local manufacturers, if they are not quick. 

 You may want to talk to some of the present module manufacturers in India:

 Access Solar Ltd.
http://www.accesssolar.co.in/home.html

 Ajit Solar Pvt Ltd.

 http://www.ajitsolar.com/ 

 Alpex Solar
http://alpexsolar.com/

Ammini Group
http://www.ammini.com/

Amro Technology Pvt Ltd.
http://www.amrotechnology.com/profile.html

 Andromeda Energy Technologies Ltd.
http://www.andromedasolar.com/

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL)
http://www.bhel.com/home.php

Central Electronics Limited (CEL)
http://www.celindia.co.in/

Chemtrols Solar Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.chemtrolssolar.com/

Ecosol Power Pvt. Ltd
http://ecosolpower.com/home.html

ELECTROMAC Solar sistems PVT. LTD
http://www.enf.cn/pv/12787a.html

Emmvee Photovoltaic
http://www.emmveesolar.com/

Empire Photovoltaic sistems PVT Ltd

GreenBrilliance Energy Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.greenbrilliance.com/

HHV Solar Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.hhvsolar.com/

ICOMM Tele Limited
http://www.icommtele.com/

India Solar Solutions
http://www.solarindiasolutions.com/

KCP Solar Industry
http://www.kcpsolar.com/

Kotak Urja Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.kotakurja.com/

LANCO
http://www.lancogroup.com/

Maharishi Solar Technology Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.maharishisolar.com/

Microsun
http://www.microsuntech.com/

Modern Solar
http://www.modernsolar.com.au/index.aspx

Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited
http://www.moserbaersolar.com/

Neety Euro-Asia Solar Energy
http://www.nease.in/

Novergy Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.novergy.co.in/

Photon Energy sistem Ltd.
http://www.photonsolar.com/

PHOTONIX Solar Private Limited
http://www.photonixsolar.com/

PLG Power Limited
http://www.plgpower.com/

Premier Solar sistems Pvt Ltd
http://www.premiersolarsistems.com/

PV Power Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.pvpowertech.com/

Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd. (REIL)
http://www.reiljp.com/

Rashmi Industries
http://www.rashmisolar.com/

Reliance Solar Group
http://www.relsolar.com/

SahajSolar Power Pvt Ltd.
http://www.enf.cn/pv/13208c.html

Shreyansh Electronics
http://shreyanshindia.com/

Solar Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.solarsemiconductor.com/asia/index.html 

Solkar Solar Industry Limited

http://www.solkar.in/index.php

Sunrise Technology
http://www.sunrisetechnologies.com/

Sova Power

http://sovasolar.com/

Sun Energy sistems
http://www.sunenergysistems.in/home.htm

Sun Solar Techno Limited

http://sunsolartechno.com/

Sungrace Energy Solutions (P) Ltd
http://sungrace.net/

Vksolar
http://www.indiamart.com/vksolar/

Surana Ventures Ltd.

 


http://www.suranaventures.com/

Synergy Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd
http://www.group-synergy.net/

Tata BP Solar India Ltd.
http://www.tatabpsolar.com/

Titan Energy sistems Ltd.
http://www.titansolar.com/titan/

Topsun Energy Ltd.
http://www.topsunenergy.com/

Udhaya Energy Photovoltaics (P) Ltd. (UPV Solar)
http://www.upvsolar.com/

Udhaya Semiconductors Limited (KL Solar Company Pvt. Ltd)
http://www.uslsolar.com/

Waaree Energies Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.waareeenergies.com/

Websol Energy sistems Ltd.
http://www.webelsolar.com/

XL Telecom & Energy Ltd 

http://www.xlenergy.co/

If you are already a module manufacturer, it makes sense for you to enter power generation. 

And to enter Rooftop solar. 

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Other Opportunities in Solar energy in India and Andhra Pradesh are

*Ground Zero opportunity 

Roof top solar!

It is a very good opportunity and there are opportunities for very large companies as well as for medium sized companies and individuals to get into business. 

As an individual you can start a business as an Installer. 

You will have a few well trained / skill trained employees working under you. 

At the small, residential scale, there are practically no barriers to entry.  

There is a wealth of training material available, both in person and online which enables even a one-man contractor to become fit enough to install roof top solar. 

At the larger, commercial scale, the main barrier to entry is capital, expertise in management, in sales, etc., 

You will install solar modules in a rooftop as per your Integrator's instructions.

 An Installer is someone who is technically minded and can manage a few people or if you can manage many people at a time, then you become an area Installer. 

 The installer model is somewhat like a conventional contractor model.  Gross margins are thin, from 15 to 30%. Residential Rooftop sistems typically receiving larger margins than commercial. 

 Because commercial jobs will be invariably got thru an Integrator or an EPC contractor.

 It is an opportunity for domestic module manufacturers to get into.

The opportunity exists for 

1. Installers

2. Area Installers

3. District Installers

4. Integrators

5. Area Integrators

6. District Integrators

7. Regional companies - covering a few states having similar policies

 National companies 

 The Installers can choose to work on their own or under the National companies, Regional companies, District integrators, District Installers, etc., 

 The market will evolve as fragmented and unstructured to begin with and will get consolidated. 

 You can get more information about types of Installers in Rooftop solar business models.

 An integrator is someone who deals with the customer, Electricity board, etc

 Then there will be a company. Either a national company or a regional company which deals with the Gov, electicity board, corporates etc, 

 You can read all about them in Rooftop solar business models

 And Rooftop solar technology typeshttp://www.eai.in/club/users/Nitin/blogs/6670

 Electricity prices ie the tariff is going up periodically. It is expected to go up by 7-8 % every 6 months.

The Governments all over India are deliberating to hike the prices every six months, rather than hiking 15-20 percent every year. If the discoms and Electricity boards are to get rid of the existing losses, and if the imported coal , which is 5 times more costlier has to be accounted when electricity prices are to be determined to discoms/ electricity boards, solar will become cheaper than coal. The grid parity is happening much much earlier than expected. looks like 2015.

 When u know that the electricity tariff is going to be higher than the cost of solar power in less than a couple of years, WHY WAIT ? 

 Go ahead and set up rooftop. Everywhere !

 Rooftop solar is a viable alternative and the prices / tariff in each state will soon help bring about grid parity and the sooner you get into it, the sooner you will reap the benefits.

 Rooftop solar comes about in many forms. For example a captive power plant may need a rooftop solar solution as a part of it. 

 Diesel to Renewables may need rooftop solar solution.

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 * Business possibilities with MNRE 

 RESCO, 

sistem integrator, 

Financial Institution, 

Financial Integrator and 

Program Administrator

Each of the above is an opportunity

 Implementation of off-grid solar PV project under JNNSM

FAQ

 1. What is the Procedure to register as Channel Partner?

 There are 5 types of channel partners and they can participate in the programme through the following procedure:

 A  RESCO is a entity which would install, own & operate RE sistems and provide energy services to consumers. These entities may tie up with FIs for accessing the financial support under the scheme. These are in fact the only entities which would approach the MNRE on their own. CRISIL is in the process of putting in place a sistem of accreditation. From September 2010 these entities could approach either CRISIL, CARE or FITCH to have themselves accredited and if they meet the minimum requirements laid down by MNRE they would be in a position to approach the Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) with their proposal for a in principle approval. 

 The PAC would then provide the entity “in principle “approval and allow it to move forward with the implementation. The PAC would also specify that on completing the project, 50% of the funds would be made available automatically and the remaining on completing monitoring. 

 As far as the Financial Institutions as channel partner is concerned, a comprehensive re-finance scheme has already been notified by IREDA.  The SPV Division has also floated an EoI, wherein they have received over 80 applications from entities interested in partnering in the bank led scheme.  

 The SPV Division would shortlist the manufacturers region-wise or across the country depending on the strength of their existing after-sales network.  The division will also identify various products after verifying how each of the laid down by MNRE, and then along with product is meeting the standards laid  NABARD, design a pre-approved scheme which will allow RRBs to proceed with the lending for the above identified products and empanelled manufacturers.   It is highlighted that the process of empanelling both the manufacturers and products would be an ongoing process in order to make sure that if there are new players who meet the requisite standards can also be appropriately empanelled. This process it is hoped will result in enabling NABARD to announce their pre-approved scheme to all the financial institutions, which have a re-finance agreement with them.  IREDA will, after signing the agreement in Mumbai on 25th August, place token funds with NABARD to initiate the implementation of this scheme.   

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 SOLAR STEAM TURBINES TO BE LAUNCHED FROM HYDERABAD 

The Hyderabad unit of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is set to commercially launch a solar power-driven steam turbine for the solar energy sector. 

BHEL R&D arm to launch products for cheaper solar energy

The corporate R&D arm of power equipment maker BHEL is set to launch some products aimed at making solar power production cheaper.

First in the pipeline is a new solar thermal sun tracker — a sistem for tracking the sun from morning to evening to produced increased power output from the solar panels mounted on it.

 SOURCE

Germany to give a soft loan of 1 Billion euros to the Indian renewable energy market impacting states ,that include AP

Officials said cooperation in green energy would be one of the focus areas of discussion when the prime minister meets German Chancellor Angela Markel Thursday. 

The money will be used largely by Power Grid Corporation for creating new transmission sistem and strengthening the existing one. more...                                             [source

 sistem integrators can approach the PAC; with their project in the formats finalise to seek an ‘in principle’ approval.  Since these are entities that would first interact with their market and build a project based on the tentative orders that they have been provided by their clients, the PAC would appraise the project on three basic parameters:-

 (i) The ability of the entity to implement the project in terms of the skill set of their personnel. 

 (ii) Details of how parameters of quality would be met as per the standards specified by MNRE.

 (iii) O&M Plan.

 sistem integrators would however need to approach bank/banks who would be willing to have a three way tie up with their clients, themselves and the bank.  The bank/banks would also need to have a re-finance agreement in place with IREDA, NHB or NABARD.  Based on the ‘in principle’ approval, the bank would be in a position to provide the lending support to the clients that have been identified by the sistem integrators.  It is envisaged that both the capital and interest subsidy would flow to the beneficiaries of the scheme only through the banking channel. Requisite arrangements for providing this flow have already been clearly delianated in the re-finance scheme notified by IREDA.

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Financial integrators are entities who need to enter into a tri-partite agreement before coming to MNRE. This tripartite agreement has to be between the manufacturers/service providers, financial integrators and any other financial institutions, which is willing to support this kind of a business model.  It is envisaged that the financial integrators would approach the PAC with details of their financial model as well as the product or service that they wish to provide through this financial/business model.  

 The PAC would appraise the project on the following parameters: 

 (i) Details of how parameters of quality would be met as per the standards specified by MNRE.

 (ii) The ability of the entity to implement the project in terms of the skill set of their personnel. 

 (iii) O&M Plan.

 (iv) Financial/business models and its viability.

 It is expected that the financial integrators would also tie up with a schedule commercial bank in India so that the subsidy both capital and interest can flow through the banking channel and would be covered under the re-finance scheme of IREDA.

 In so far as the implementation of the scheme through programme administrators is concerned, there is complete clarity in how to move forward. 

 Formats for both SPV and Solar Thermal have also been prepared.

 2. How to submit a project proposal?

Formats for submission of proposal are given on the Website of the Ministry. 

Two sets are required to be submitted to PAC.3. How the project will be approved?

Once the proposal of the channel partner is received an in- principle approval from PAC will be given within a maximum of 45 days. In case additional information is required PAC will inform within 30 days. After full information is received proposal will be cleared in two weeks.

4. What is the subsidy disbursal mechanism?

The release of funds for the project shall be back ended as reimbursement on completion and verification thereof. However for progamme administrators, the release of funds could be front ended, with installments of 70% on sanction and 30% on completion. However, this could be extended to other entities on provision of appropriate sureties. In respect of credit linked capital subsidy and interest subsidy the scheme would be implemented through IREDA, which will be  the designated Nodal agency for disbursement of funds.

5. Procedure for accreditation for channel partner/ financial integrator/ sistems integrator/RESCO? 

As above in (1)

6. Can NGOs directly approach MNRE for implementation of projects?

Only the NGOs who have already been working closely with MNRE can access the scheme directly. Otherwise, the NGOs should collaborate with SNAs. 

7. Whether lighting sistems to be provided should be certified by SEC or other test centers?

Compliance to standards is mandatory. Certificate from test centres will help in this regard and should be provided to ensure complainace.

8. What is the policy on local content of modules, batteries and other balance of sistems in off grid programme?

The scheme requires the project proponents to strictly adhere to the national/international standards specified by the Ministry from time to time.  The Use of imported complete PV sistems is not permitted under the scheme. 

However, use of imported components of a complete PV sistem is permitted, subject to adequate disclosure and compliance to specified quality norms and standards.

 The minimal technical requirements and Quality Standards in respect of the off-grid SPV power plants/ sistems are given in Annexure-3 of the scheme for solar off-grid applications. These will come into effect from 1st September 2010 to allow sufficient time to the SPV industry to gear up for the same.

 9. What are financial limits assigned to channel partners?

 The financial limits will get decided based on the ability of the channel partner to deliver the implementation of the project within a period of 1 year. But the PAC would not accept any proposal of value less than Rs One crore or 30 kWp. Less than this amount would need to be aggregated at State level.

 10. Whether commercial entities can avail accelerated depreciation?

 The commercial entities can claim all the benefits, which are presently available for renewable energy applications, including solar, under the Income tax act and other notifications, subject to fulfillment of the conditions.

 11. Whether any channel partner interested only in capital subsidy whom should he approach?

 Only accredited channel partner and Programme administrators can access ‘only capital ‘subsidy. The commercial entities can access either capital subsidy or interest subsidy. They should approach a channel partner to avail subsidy.

 12. Whether RESCOs require any permission from Electricity boards to produce power?

 Guidelines under the Electricity Act,2003 and the extant regulations of that particular State will need to be read in conjunction to determine the process for captive power generation.

 13. Whether any new technologies invented any where can be introduced in the programme?

 The Ministry could provide up to 100% CFA for undertaking pilot and demonstration projects through manufacturers and other organizations for demonstrating new and innovative applications of solar sistems. The maximum CFA that would be permissible under this provision would be up to Rs 1 crore. The PAC would evaluate the proposal based on parameters like – new applications for solar (not merely using solar as a power source), possibility of reduction of cost of BoS or sistem design improvement, or a new concept etc.

 You can get all this from http://www.mnre.gov.in/pdf/FAQ_offgrid_solar.pdf

 You can discuss your suggestions/ questions etc in the comments column at the bottom of this blog.

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 * Solar powered desalination, plans, projects and opportunities

 If you can get potable water at a cost of say 0.5 $ per meter cube, ie say INR 22/ per 1000 litres of water that is ready to drink, ie Rs 0.22 per litre at the coast, wouldn’t you think it a great opportunity to bottle the water and market it.

 Yes that is what it costs. 4.2 KWhr / m cube. At Rs 5 per unit of power, it works out to Rs 20 for 1000 litres of good water that is desalinated.

 Let’s say 22p per litre!!

Actual cost is even lower!!

The capital cost is pretty high.

Forget that for the time being. We will come to that later.

Andhra Pradesh has a 970kms long coast line.

The opportunity is to build solar desalination plants. 

The opportunity is to start a large solar desalination plant yourself, if you are a profit making organization.

 There are other opportunities too.

 Very soon, the coastal belt is going to be economically strong because of availability of good water and additional power.

 Making potable water and selling them inland is a business opportunity coming out of solar energy, all along the Andhra Pradesh coast.

 This is a great solar business opportunity.

 Get in touch with Salt works technologies. To market their products in India. To set up a solar desalination plant in India. To do joint research in India. To represent them in Asia.

This opportunity pointed out by Nithya is in the intersection of two very high potential areas ie Water and Energy.

 Acquasol's solar desalination project will:

 1.  Be the world's largest standalone solar-powered desalination plant
2.  Harvest brine on land, eliminating marine environmental concerns
3.  Deliver greater national water security by increasing water market supply

 Their products can be used in inlands too.

 Visit Nithyas blog on solar desalination and see my comment for the above business opportunity.

 It is a good opportunity because, it covers not just Energy. But also what the next oil is about.

 Water. 

GE is in it full time. Siemens is in water.

So should you be. 

Solar water desalination is meant for big companies. 

Like solar power generation, it is an infrastructure game.  

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* Floating solar plants.

There are three companies namely Sunengy in New southwhales, Australia, Solarsis Synergy in France/ ciel-et-terre.net/ and SGP solar in California, USA.

They have different methods of achieving solar power from floating solar panels, solar plants, etc.

 They all use captured water bodies.

 India has 30000 sq km of captured water bodies.

 If even 1 % of that area is utlised - it will equal 1500 large coal plants.

 Tata's have tied up with Sunengy, which has a patented technology called LSA.

 With the other two companies, entrepreneurs/ companies from India can seek to have a tie up.

 There is a solar business opportunity in terms of research for the research minded.

 All about this opportunity http://www.eai.in/club/users/aathmika/blogs/1170

 Tatas have already started building a floating solar plant with Sunengy, somewhere near Pune.

 There is another company in Punjab doing this.

 There is a clear opportunity for big companies to tie up with Solaris Synergy and or SGP solar in California USA.

 http://ciel-et-terre.net/floating-photovoltaic/

 This is the French company.

 I have been recommending these companies for a long time. 

 

 NOW, SGP solar has been ranked as one of  the fastest growing private company in usa. 

 Or you can fund research in this area. 

Floating solar plants 

 

Great opportunity: For large companies, with deep pockets. 

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Business Possibilities thru MNRE in Villages 

 Manufacture / market solar lanterns, solar home sistems, Street lighting sistem, stand alone power plants, solar pumps. The details of the incentives are given below.

 It may make sense for individuals to tie up with large cos that manufacture these. Or better still become an agent for a large company that manufacture these products and market them.

 Pattern of Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for SPV sistems:

 SPV sistem

CFA for General Category States

CFA for Special Category States

Administrative Charges

Solar lanterns (10W module, 7W CFL)

Nil

Rs. 2,400

Rs.100

Solar Home sistem – Model 1 (18W module, 1 light)

Rs. 2,500

Rs. 4,500

Rs. 200

Solar Home sistem – Model 2 (37W module, 2 lights)

Rs. 4,800

Rs. 8,660

Rs. 200

Solar Home sistem – Model 3 (37W module, 1 light, 1 Fan)

Rs. 4,800

Rs. 8,660

Rs. 200

Solar Home sistem – Model 4(74W module, 2lights, 1 Fan)

Rs. 4,800

Rs. 8,660

Rs. 200

Solar Home sistem – Model 5(74W module, 4lights)

Rs. 4,800

Rs. 8,660

Rs. 200

Street Lighting sistems – (74W module, 1-2 lamps)

Rs. 9,600

Rs. 17,300

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Stand alone power plant of capacity more than 1Kwp

Rs. 1,25,000/KWp

Rs. 2.25,000/KWp

Rs. 10,000

Stand alone power plants of capacity more than 10Kwp with distribution line

Rs. 1,50,000/KW

Rs. 2,70,000/KW

Rs. 10,000

Solar Pumps

Rs. 30/Wp, subject to a maximum of Rs. 50,000/- per sistem

Rs. 30/Wp, subject to a maximum of Rs. 50,000/- per sistem

 

For business opportunities about Solar Home lights, Solar Street lights, specifications, visit here

http://www.eai.in/club/users/aathmika/blogs/540

 

Good Opportunity. Already players are active. Both manufacturing and trading opportunities exist.

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* A low cost solar energy solution for the Indian industries

 Solar Heat for Industrial Purposes, SHIP for short,  the Market in India, the Business, the Opportunity, Cost Advantage of Solar Process Heat

 The market for industrial heat in boilers is estimated to be 26 billion US dollars per annum in USA alone. 

Solar steam produced is estimated to cost $ 4.60 per MBTU compared to average cost of natural gas powered steam of about $ 6 to $ 10 per MBTU. 

This estimate is as per one the companies in Solar Heat for Industrial processes (SHIP).

 Indian entrepreneurs should take up such projects that cut down co2 emission and is less expensive.

 There are several companies that are into SHIP in USA. One of them claims that their process is CO2 emission free. Obviously because they use solar energy.

 The company also claims a reduction in the cost by as much as 50 %.  

 That is a lot. Those interested must act fast.

 Solar Heat for Industrial Purposes

(SHIP)

 You can discuss your suggestions, ideas, questions 

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* Captive power plants.

 Many factories, companies, office complexes, textile factories, cement factories, sugar mills and many other small and medium industries need back up power.

 What is being talked about as an opportunity is this back up power. Actually already many companies in India already have captive power generation. But there a lot more number of companies in India which can benefit from this captive power plant from solar energy.

 There are some financial benefits and also the benefits of RECs otherwise known as Renewable Energy Certificates which are tradeable. There is good report on this at

 http://www.eai.in/ref/reports/captive_power.html

 Reading up the report will open up the opportunity for the above mentioned factories for their own backup power ie captive power.

 Those who are marketing minded and those who are solar energy consultants or renewable energy consultants, this is a very good business opportunity in India.

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* Education and training:

 MNRE expects that there is going to be a need for 100,000 trained professionals in the next 8 years.

 I think that is a gross underestimate.

 This opportunity is not just for individuals who want to learn and get jobs. Or learn and start a business or set up a training center as a businessman. OR u can even set up an online course for the whole world. The limitations are your imagination.

 I foresee many training centers both for unskilled and for post graduation education courses happening soon. The course contents given in the sample solar education centers, will be Indianised by the shrewed Indian businessmen.

 Some of them may go for tie up with universities abroad. For example they may have a tie up with a US university in Pune or a tie up with a European university in Jalgaon.

 Good opportunity to get into Solar education, Training.

 Opportunity exists as a nationwide company, as a college, as a university, providing Graduations/ Degrees or practical training for the blue collars, providing certificates /diplomas.

 When the surge comes there will be a need for trained professionals.

 Can be a franchisee also.

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 * Solar inverters

 In a Global Clean Technology Conference on February 23-24 in New York, with more than 100 public and private companies and 700 attendees, including strategic and financial investors, high-level policymakers and industry thought-leaders in attendance the following question was asked as a part of a Survey.

 Question:

 Within solar, which sectors of the supply chain are the most attractive investment themes?

(Please rank with #1 being the strongest):

Inverters 1

Cells/Modules 2

Projects/Installation 3

Polysilicon 4

Manufacturing Equipment 5

Wafers 6

 The result of the survey is given in green color.

Inverters!!

 That is why I am calling it a great solar business opportunity in the Indian market too.

 700/800 of the world’s leading practioners have identified Inverters as the most attractive investment theme.

 Solar inverters in India, manufacturers, cost and business opportunities  - You can get to know the business opportunities here.

 You may want to look at http://www.solren.com/residential.html and http://www.solren.com/utility.html

 Manufacturing opportunity is meant for large cos.

 What is the capital subsidy, interest on loan, rebates if any etc can be got from here

 Especially for inverters in Residential rooftops, area wise distribution is an opportunity for the sales minded.

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* Micro grid:  

 The electrical needs of rural households are relatively small (0.5-2.5 kWhr per day) and a micro-grid sistem of 20-35 kW would suffice a small village. This may not be a 100 % solar solution. The solution to the villages can be hybrid.

 Will research and write more about this opportunity soon.

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  • shankar
    shankar -

    Moser Baer is India's  second-largest maker of solar cells. Moser Baer completed its first project  converting  the exterior of a building to produce solar power.

    Window panes at a shopping mall in Hyderabad,  Andhra Pradesh were replaced with 24 solar panels.

    They were made of  thin-film technology with an installed capacity of 1.8 kilowatts.

    The global market thin film  solar panels into building facades is estimate  to grow  10-fold to 11,392 megawatts by 2015, as per Moser Baer.

    Most solar panels convert sunlight into electricity using traditional silicon-based cells. Thin-film modules use less costly photovoltaic coatings, such as cadmium telluride.

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  • Romila
    Romila -

    (RTTNews) - Moser Baer India Ltd. said its Engineering Procurement Construction arm had commissioned a unique building integrated photovoltaic or BIPV technology led solar application in Hyderabad.

    The commissioning of BIPV application in India heralds the arrival of this new age technology which would allow commercial buildings to increase the use of renewable source energy in aesthetic manner.

    BIPV technology provides unique opportunities to convert glass windows, front facades, exteriors and other building integrated applications into solar panels, which will directly capture sunlight and covert them into power.

    Using this technology, the exterior facade on the front of the Jubilee Hills shopping complex at Hyderabad was converted into solar panels to erect a 1.8 kWp solar application. These panels will generate electricity to meet the power requirements in the corridors of the shopping complex.

    As per BCC Research, BIPV currently is a small but noticeable part of the world solar PV market. The global market was valued at 1,201MW in 2010 and is expected to increase at a 56 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach a capacity of 11,392MW in 2015, the company said.

    http://www.rttnews.com/ArticleView.aspx?Id=1599641

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  • Rahul
    Rahul -

    Business opportunities in solar energy

    http://www.eai.in/club/users/Romila/blogs/1118  Renewable energy certificates

    http://www.eai.in/club/users/Nithya/blogs/1154    Solar desalination

    http://www.eai.in/club/users/aathmika/blogs/1170  Floating solar plants



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  • Sharief369
    Sharief369 -

    Aathmika I have red more  from your experience and  I want some suggestion from your end to ivest in maufacturing the intermediatary components for Solar energy plants. Like

  • iitk08
    iitk08 -



    CLP Power to invest Rs 1,800 cr

    They are not investing Rs 1800 cr in solar and in Andhra. 

    Read on to  get the full and correct news.


    We have some renewable energy projects in the pipeline, though details are yet to be finalised. The investment expected will be around Rs 1,200 crore to Rs 1,800 crore in 2011-12 for capacity expansion in renewable energy projects. We will be growing portfolio in one of the six states where we are currently present in, said Makhija. Capacity enhancement would be through new projects and the investment would be from debt and equity, he added.

    It is also looking at entering into solar energy segment in future. It is just in the preliminary stage and we are monitoring the solar energy resources in Rajasthan, said Makhija.

    http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/clp-power-to-invest-rs-1800-cr/433610/

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  • Shweta
    Shweta -

    At Ramagundam in Andhra Pradesh, close to the 2,600 MW super thermal power project, NTPC is finalising plans to set up a 25-MW solar photovoltaic power farm. All the necessary processes have been completed, including topography survey and geo-technical investigation. The necessary clearances have also been received from the AP Pollution Control Board. 

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-corporate/article2116314.ece Like

  • Romila
    Romila -

    Suryachakra Power Corporation Ltd has informed BSE that Suryachakra Power Venture Private Ltd., (SPVPL - a Suryachakra Group company) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sunborne Energy Services India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon (of Sunborne Energy Technologies, USA) and CITADEL Research & Solutions Ltd., Hyderabad to work together for establishing a 5 MW Concentrated Solar Thermal Power project in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

    SPVPL has earlier executed a Power Purchase Agreement with Central Power Distribution Company of AP Limited for establishing the project under Generation Based Incentive scheme of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

    The project execution will be carried out by CITADEL and Sunborne and all the parties will endeavor to achieve financial closure and Commercial Operation Date (COD) at the earliest. Like

  • Romila
    Romila -

    A consortium of public sector majors Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) and Bharat Electronics ( BEL )), has decided to invest Rs 2,000 crore to set up a solar photovoltaic modules production unit near Hyderabad.

    ``We have allotted 90 acres of land in Fab city for the proposed project. Besides, Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) has also proposed six units including a missile unit in Ranga Reddy district with a cumulative investment of Rs 3,000 crore,'' said BR Meena, vice-chairman & managing director of Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APPIC).

    The new investment through the PSU joint venture is expected to help the state to revive its 1040-acre Fab city project near Hyderabad.

    In 2006, Andhra Pradesh could pip Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to get the Fab city project. Originally conceived as a semiconductor manufacturing hub, Fab city never took off as planned by the Centre and the state. This prompted the state to position it as as solar investment hub.

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  • shreya
    shreya -

    If its not for the telengana issue, AP also would hve done well in solar. Sad. Like

  • bhaswati
    bhaswati -

    Aathmika, your blog is interesting indeed, i m working as economic consultant for a 2 MW solar power project at Vizag near AP. Please let me know whether the solar policy of AP is ready & from whrer to get it if yes. Like

  • PKV79
    PKV79 -

    Hi Aathmika,
    You have listed 7 companies that have been approved for RPSSGP. Does that mean there is no more option to enter in to this programme or will there be more companies selected each year. Are there options to enter / setup power plants in 2012 or 2013. Thanks. Like

  • jvdsmart
    jvdsmart -

    http://firstgreenconsulting.wordpress.com Like

  • dheen
    dheen -

    @ JVDsmart and the green consulting company.
    If you had added some insightful comment or news to the respective blog,
     I would have thought of your consulting  company highly !!
    But now ....
    Dheen

    For example if you had talked about the solar opportunities in andhra pradesh or the RPO scene in AP, it would been great.  Like

  • aathmika
    aathmika -

    Andhra Pradesh solar panel Agents

    Vijayavada,Hyderabad,Vizag

    Hyderabad


    Iceberg Cooling & Freezing System P...

     

    Plot No-11a Phase 1, Icom Backside, Opp; Industrial Canteen, CHERLAPALLY, HYDERABAD - 500762

    Call:             +(91)-40-67119947      

     

    Solar clinic

     

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    Solar Shoppe,Plot No:10-1-101, Ramalayam, Pipe Line Road, Fathe Nagar, Hyderabad - 500018

    Call:             +(91)-40-67118825      

     

     

    BGS Energy Pvt Ltd

     

    12-2-39/7, Narayanamma High School, Sri Rama Nagar Colony, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad - 500028

    Call:             +(91)-40-67118761      

     

     

    Green Life Energy Solutions

     

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    Plot No 25,3RD Floor,Kaushala Nilayam, Beside RTA Office, Chandragiri Colony, Trimulgherry, Hyderabad - 500015

    Call:             +(91)-40-66046884      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar Panel DealersSolar System

    Arkavani Solar Living

     

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    102, Romana Plaza, Above Axis Bank, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad - 500029

    Call:             +(91)-40-67116454      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Panel DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Light Dealers

     

    Radiant Energy Technologies

    Flat No:205, II Floor,Hanumantha Reddy Complex, Tadbund X Roads, Tad Bund, Hyderabad - 500009

    Call:             +(91)-40-67270090      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar Panel DealersSolar Lighting System Dealers

     

    Sunlight Solar Energy Systems

     

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    Hno 5-80/C2, Shopping Complex Senior Citizen Park, Vivekananda Nagar Colony, Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500072

    Call:             +(91)-40-67239682      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Water Heater Dealers-Tata

    Veddis Solars Private Limited

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    Plot No 13 , Telecom Nagar, Commisioner Office ,Left Side 4TH Building, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500031

    Call:             +(91)-40-67120220      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Power System DealersSolar Light Dealers

    Fusion Energy Ventures Pvt Ltd

    3-6-524 ,#301,ZEE Plaza, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad - 500029

    Call:             +(91)-40-66047573      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Panel DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Power System Dealers

    saurashakthi

    #113b, Kapra Lake, Eshwarapuri Colony, Sainikpuri, Hyderabad - 500594

    Call:             +(91)-40-66046393      

     

     

    B R Digi Power

    Shop No:4 Sreeman Rama Towers, Beside:swagath Hotel, Chaitanyapuri, HYDERABAD - 500660

    Call:             +(91)-40-67270322      

     

     

    Suntek Energy Systems

     

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    Survey No:240/242,Ground Floor, Beside Hot chips, Chinna Tokatta, NEW BOWENPALLY, HYDERABAD - 500011

    Call:             +(91)-40-66048086      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Water Heater Dealers-Tata

     

    Photon Energy Systems LTD

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    H.No-8-2-686/DB/19,Mount View Enclave, Road No-12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034

    Call:             +(91)-40-66049323      

     

     

    Dhatri Enterprises Pvt Ltd

     

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    306, MN Reddy Complex, Opp Dsnr Public School,Beside Rajdhani Theatre Lane, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad - 500036

    Call:             +(91)-40-67239569      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Water Heater Dealers-Tata

    Able Marketeers

    Plot no 18, gruhalakshmi colony, KAKAGUDA, HYDERABAD - 500015

    Call:             +(91)-(40)-27720425      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersWater Purifier Dealers-KentWater Purifier DealersElectric Chimney Dealers

    Mvt Solar Solutions

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    1-11-252/1/E/104 Archana Apartments, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500016

    Call:             +(91)-9848175555      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Water Heater Dealers-Tata

     

    Astra Safety Control System PVT LTD

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    Plot No 7,Road No 5 Phase 2, Behind Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500034

    Call:             +(91)-(40)-65974499     

     

     

    Sri SAI Solar Systems

    Srt 776, Lane Beside E Seva, Ashok Colony, Sanath Nagar, Hyderabad - 500018

    Call:             +(91)-(40)-23818347      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar SystemSolar Energy Equipment Dealers

    Deccan Solar Power Industries

     

    6-3-349/24, Nagarjuna Circle, Road No-1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034

    Call:             +(91)-(40)-23356967  

     

        

    Yessv Energy And Infrstructure

     

    2-2-647/147, CE Colony, CE Colony, Bagh Amberpet, HYDERABAD - 500013

    Call:             +(91)-(40)-65865557      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar System,Solar Energy System Dealers

    M V Technologies

    6-3-1195/A, Uma Nagar, Kundan Bagh, Hyderabad - 500001

    Call:             +(91)-9848175555      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Water Heater Dealers-Tata

    Noble Energy Solar Technology LTD

    Flat No A9 Aero View Towers, Shamlal Building, Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500016

    Call:             +(91)-(40)-27762559      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Inverter DealersSolar SystemSolar Energy Equipment Dealers

    Surya Jyothi Marketing Pvt Ltd

    4-44, Vikas Nagar, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad - 500036 Call:             +(91)-(40)-24053036      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Inverter DealersSolar SystemSolar Fencing Commercial

    Sri Sundaram Solors Solutions

    8-2-70, Harshavardhan Colony, Bowenpally, Hyderabad - 500011

    Call:             +(91)-(40)-64517469      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Energy Equipment Dealers

    Replete Energy Pvt .Ltd

    5-3-337/3, 1ST Floor, Sriram Bhavan, Opp Mahindra Showroom, Rashtrapati Road, Hyderabad - 500003  

    Call:             +(91)-(40)-66330676      

    Also See : Solar Equipment DealersSolar Water Heater DealersSolar Lighting System DealersSolar Inverter Dealers

     

    Visakhapatnam solar panel dealers

    Sri Sresti Marketing Solutions

    Mobile:             (+91) 92471 10759       / 90141 10759
    Email: srisms.com@gmail.com Skype ID: srestimarketing

    Read more: 
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    Moray Energy Solutions

    Ksr Complex,Main Road, Dondaparthy, Visakhapatnam - 530016

    Call:             +(91)-9642883636      

     

     

    SGL Enterprises

    Dno:9-1-233.1ST Floor,D1.DAR Reddy Plaza, Opp Sri Ramatalkies Theathre, CBM Compound, Visakhapatnam - 530003

    Call:             +(91)-(891)-2736637      ,            +(91)-9393123628   

       

     

    D B Power Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

    Do. No. 53-25-1, Chaitanya Nagar, Maddilapalem, Maddilapalem, Visakhapatnam - 530013

    Call:             +(91)-9849163075  

     

        

    Solar India

    Indore - 452018 (Also serves VISAKHAPATNAM)

    Call:             +(91)-(731)-2560554    

     

     

     

      

    Addresses of Aditya Solar Shops  in  ANDHRA PRADESH

    1. Sri R. Surya Prakash,

    M/s. Suryaprakash Aditya Solar Shop 

    D. No. 4-4-382, Girls High School Road,

    Bhoktapur Adilabad Dt,.

    Tel. No. 9440061641, 9390911340

    2. Shri A. Chendrasekhar,

    M/s. Kiran Aditya Solar Shop,

    D. No. 19-20, Beside Buggareddy Gardens NH. 7,

    SHADNAGAR (PO), Mahaboobnagar Dt.

    Mob. 9392611009,  9392633007

    3. Sri R. Balasubramanyam,

    M/s. Balu Aditya Solar Shop,

    Shop No. 102,Simhapuri Cloth market,

    Srirangarajapuram, Stone housepet,

    Nellore Dt.,  Tel. No. 2303385, 9849160084

    4. Smt. N. Neeraja,

    M/s. Neeraj Aditya Solar Shop,

    173, New Balaji Colony, Tirupathi,

    Chittor District

    Tel. No. 0877-2241838, Mob. No. 9849277585

    5. Sri M.N.V. Vara Prasad,

    M/s. Venus Aditya Solar Shop,

    GNT Road, Powerpet,

    Eluru – 534 002. 

    Tel. No. 253023

    6. Sri V. Raja Rao,

    M/s. SEVA Aditya Solar Shop,

    D.No.11-24-36, M.V. Colony, Road No. 2,

    Deshiapet Road, Warangal - 506002

    Tel. No. 0870-2426554, Mob. No. 9849622384

    7. Sri Syed Zaheed,

    M/s. Zaheed’s  Aditya Solar Shop, Shop No. 15 &

    16, First Floor, Sabarigirija Complex, 

    Opp. RTC Bus Stand ,Ongole- 523 001 

    Prakasam District

    Tel. No. 08592-561156, Mob. No. 9346258206

    8. Sri T. Kishore Kumar,

    Aditya Solar Shop,

    Shanthi Lodge Complex,

    Station Road, Khammam - 507001.

    Tel. No. 08742-552052

    Mob No. 9399323257

    9. Sri Shesham Hari Babu

    Akshya Aditya Solar Shop,

    Donka Road, III Line, P. Venkatachalam Complex

    Upstairs, D.No. 7-11-119, Arudnelpet, Guntur

    District

    Mob No. 9394799134

    10. Sri P. Suresh,

    M/s. Suresh Aditya Solar shop,

    Opp. Dr. Gajapathi, Raju Hospital, Phool Bagh

    Raod , Vizianagaram Distt 

    Tel No. 08922-232571

     Mob. No. 9849124659

    11. Sri G. Muneendra,

    M/s. Srimuneendra Aditya Solar Shop,

    VUDA Shop No. 16, 

    Opp. EENADU Seethamammadara,

    Visakhapatnam -13

    Tel. No. 2553156 (O) 2703331(R) 

    Mob No. 9885028252

    12. Sri V. Swarna Kiran,

    Sri Krishna Aditya Solar Shop.

    Near ZP Kalyana, Mandapam, Shanthi, Sowdha

    Apartments, Kakinada, East Godavari District

    13. Aditya Solar Shop 

    5-8-207/2 Pisgah Complex

    Hotel Yatrik Compound, Nampally, Hyderabad-

    500 001

    Tel. : (3202391/ 3203692

    Fax : ( 040) 3201666

    14. Sri Ballam Srinivasa Rao,

    M/s. Sromovasa Aditya Solar shop

    H.No. 40-7-12 A, Datta’s Lord

    House, Jammichettu Street, Magalrajpuram,

    Vijayawada – 520 010 

    Krishna District 

    Tel. No.5545558, Mob No. 98663855558

    15. Sri P. Ram Reddy,

    M/s. Krishna Veni Aditya Solar Shop, H. No. 2-2-

    12, Bare Imam, Besides Srinivasa Oil Mills,

    Medak.

    Tel. No. 944080516

    16. Smt. G. Manjula

    M/s. Manjula Aditya Solar Shop,

    6-2-306, Opp Women College Hostel Tower,

    Kanteswar Road, Subashnagar

    Nizamabad – 503 002.

    Tel. No. 9440268488

    17. Sri T. Mallikarjuna Reddy, 

    M/s. Devi Aditya Solar Shop,

    Near DCMS, Kamalanagar, Ananthapur

    Mob No. 9440412476

    18. Sri M. Arunkanth,

    Sri Sai Aditya Solar Energy 

    Shop No. 29, Suryalok Complex, Near Poojitha

    Apartments, Hyderabad Road, Nalgonda

    Mob No. 9885006818 

     

    Vijayawada


    Lubi Electronics Unit Of Lubi Group

    Bright School, Sardar Patel Ring Road, Nana Chiloda, AHMEDABAD - 382330 (Also serves VIJAYAWADA)

    Call:             +(91)-(79)-39845300  

     

     

        

    arkashakti solutions

    192 B,Flat No 4, 2ND Floor, Oppsite North Regional Cese Office, APC Road, Shyambazar, Kolkata - 700004(Also serves VIJAYAWADA)

    Call:             +(91)-(33)-25554741      ,            +(91)-9143137563      

     

    Bombay Tubes & Poles Company

    Plot No 100, Behind Britania Biscuit Factory, Reay Road, 2ND Lane, Darukhana-Mazgaon, Mumbai - 400010(Also serves VIJAYAWADA)

    Call:             +(91)-(22)-23729802      ,            +(91)-9820293211  

     

        

    Bons Light Pvt Ltd

    Plot No 564 Phase-2, Vatva Railway Station, Vatva Gidc, Ahmedabad - 382445 (Also serves VIJAYAWADA)

    Call:             +(91)-(79)-40085253      ,            +(91)-9925244220 

     

     

         

    Ravisons Solar Energy Pvt Ltd

    Ravisons Solar Energy PVT LTD,NR Laxmi NGR Metro Station & Anil Properties,S-549,School Block 2,Shak, Shakarpur, Delhi - 110092 (Also serves VIJAYAWADA)

    Call:             +(91)-9953714394      

     

     

     

     

    Solar India Inc

    1/2 Old Palasia, 105 Apollo Arcade, Palasia Police Station, Indore, - 452003

    Call:             +(91)-(731)-2560554      ,            +(91)-9870001401      

     

     

     

    Solaris Innovations & Systems

    35, 2ND Floor, Sony Business Complex, Prasanth Nagar, Kukatpally, HYDERABAD - 500072 (Also serves VIJAYAWADA)

    Call:             +(91)-(40)-40102430      ,            +(91)-9849071722      

     

     

     

    Sunrize Solar Solutions

    Bharath Complex, Sathy Road, Ganapathy, Coimbatore - 641006 (Also serves VIJAYAWADA)

    Call:             +(91)-9842216804  

     

     

        

    Sunshine Solar Systems

    Shop No 35, Datta Nair Bazar, Opp Rajandyuvraj Theatre, Gandhi Nagar, Vijayawada - 520003

    Call: +(91)-(866)-426318

     


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  • aathmika
    aathmika -

    The Andhra Pradesh government has announced its solar policy. Tax benefits are on the table for projects as well as exemptions from power transmission fees. The Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy will remain applicable till 2017.

    Andhra Pradesh has now announced its solar policy. The industry is however awaiting more details.Flickr/Ashu Mittal

    No feed-in tariffs have been announced. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Founder and Director of RESolve Energy Consultants told pv magazine that this policy is not driven by FITs, but focuses on the Renewable Purchase Obligations(RPO) regulations and Renewable Energy certificates(REC) mechanism. So, the success of the policy depends upon the enforcement of the RPO in a lot of states in India. 

    There has also been no specifications on domestic content or goals to be achieved in India's fourth largest state. PV plants that are developed by June 2014 will be able to claim incentives for seven years. "Since the AP policy does not have any Domestic Content Requirement (DCR), there are no barriers for foreign solar companies to sell their products or even set up power projects. Overall, I would say that there is a level playing field for foreign companies," Nampoothiri added.

    The state has announced that there will be "no wheeling and transmission charges for wheeling of power generated from solar power projects to the desired location/s for captive use/third party sale within the state through 33kV systems". If the energy is thus sold within Andhra Pradesh such charges will be exempted.

    Cross subsidy charges will not be applied and solar projects will also be exempted from paying electricity duty for captive consumption and third party sale within the state. VAT refunds will also be provided by the Commercial Tax department. For sales outside the state, charges apply as determined by the state's regulatory commission.

    Permits for grid connection are also said to be issued within 21 days. There is also a restriction on the use of fossil fuels in the solar plant. Nampoothiri added, "The policy says that "technical feasibility for evacuation will be granted within 21 days". It is unclear whether they are saying that they will grant the permit within 21 days or decide whether a permit can be given within 21 days. If it is the latter, then the timeframe is realistic, but not so if it is about granting the permit."

    Only the abstract of the policy is available thus far and details are awaited.

     



    Read more: http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/india--andhra-pradesh-announces-solar-policy_100008650/#ixzz27kVuWUaV
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    aathmika -

    Andhra Pradesh's first solar policy cuts taxes, waives fees
    Seven-year sops for solar power developers Like

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    aathmika -

    The Andhra Pradesh Government is likely to call bids for generation of 1,000 mw of solar power shortly in a bid to overcome the power crisis and also to encourage non-conventional energy sector.

    Bank guarantees will be obtained from successful bidders to discourage non-serious players and deadline for the production will be March 2013. The government will claim the bank guarantee if anyone fails to commence production as per the schedule.

    This decision was taken because many organisations failed to commission production although they obtained sanction for generation of nearly 100 mw of solar power in the past. The government is likely to offer Rs.7 to Rs.7.50 per unit of solar power supplied to the grid by the private producers. The rate has been chosen based on the lowest rate quoted by the companies when Delhi government called for tenders recently.

    Speaking to this newspaper finance minister and convener of the committee on Solar policy Anam Ramanarayana Reddy said that the state has to spend Rs.700 crore to buy the Solar power. He said that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy gave green signal for budget allocation to the proposal.

    Mr Ramanarayana Reddy said that they will be able to recover 90 per cent of the additional burden of Rs.700 crore by providing power to industries that are depending on diesel generators and spending anywhere between Rs.13 and Rs.15 for each unit. He reminded that the electricity department is able to provide only 60 per cent of the power requirement of major industries.

    Referring to AP Solar Power Policy 2012 announced recently, he said that the state will promote power developers to set up solar power plants for captive use or sale of power to third party/state other than AP.

    According to the Minister, AP would waive transmission fees for using state-owned infrastructure. It also won’t charge cross-subsidy fee, which is levied to compensate state-owned distributors for losses they incur on supplying power below cost to households and farmers.

    Solar projects will get refunds on value-added tax paid for equipment and on land duty and registration charges for sites. In addition, the state plans to speed up the approval process, issuing permits to build grid connections within 21 days. Mr Reddy stressed that it is a golden period for setting up solar/wind power projects in the state.

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    joyprakashv -

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